Online Teen Summer Reading Has Begun

We have officially started our online Summer Reading program using ReadSquared. Participants are able to sign up with or without a library card. As they participate and log books, they will accumulate points. Those points will be used to earn prizes and potentially win gift certificates near the end of the program. Participants will also earn “badges” and mini games within the ReadSquared website/app as they earn points.

Keep checking back for more info as the program progresses. New activities and missions will be added throughout the summer, as well as additional ways to earn points and prizes. Join in the fun; visit the link below and register today!

http://fieldlibraryny03.readsquared.com/

 

Need Plans for Juneteenth?

Celebrate Juneteenth with the Honorable Carla Hayden

Six black museums and historical institutions in the US will launch BLKFREEDOM.org on June 19, a digital commemoration of Juneteenth, the day that the Emancipation Proclamation was officially enforced. The website will air an original video featuring appearances by Lonnie G. Bunch III, the first African American, and the first historian to serve as the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, as well as Dr. Johnetta Betsch Cole, anthropologist, educator, museum director and the first female African-American president of Spelman College, and the Honorable Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library.

Teen Tabletop RPG Group is Still Happening…Online

If you are interested in joining a tabletop role-playing group, please be aware that The Field Library’s group is still meeting online. Sessions are usually on Tuesday afternoons, from 4:00 pm until 5:30 pm. If you are interested in joining our next campaign, beginning in 2 weeks, send an email to:

mcobb@wlsmail.org

More details will be posted next week. If you interested please make sure you email the above address before 5/15/2020.

Telephone Storytelling Collaborative Project- CHECK IT OUT!

As promised, I would like to present the video for the Telephone Storytelling Project that I had the pleasure of working on with several other YA librarians from across Westchester County. Big thanks and congrats to Sarah Prosser at The Rye Free Reading Room for organizing and inviting me to participate. Stay tuned for more in the future!

Check out the posted video on the Rye Free Reading Room Facebook page:

Sneak Preview of a Project

Hey readers! Currently I am working on a project with some other Teen Librarians from around the county. The idea was the brainchild of Sarah P., whom some of you know. Her idea was to make a “Telephone Stoytelling” video. The idea, a twist on the classic game “Telephone,” is as follows: One person starts a story and records a video. They then send the video to the next person on the list, who then watches the video once. After watching the video, the viewer records their version of the story and sends it to the next person on the list. In the end, the story may change into something completely different. This was a fun experience for me and is definitely something that you can do with your friends while you are at home.

The video will be posted within the next week, so stay tuned!

Checking In While Staying In

Hey there teens. Here is to hoping that everyone is doing their best to stay safe and healthy during this unprecedented and trying time. While school is happening in the home, I do want to provide some information that may be of some use to help with your studies.

Not long before the library closed, I had the awesome chance to visit both Peekskill High School and Peekskill Middle School. During my visits, I brought over lots of information about online learning resources. With the current situation what it is, now would be a good time to remind everyone of some of those resources.

One of the resources I have been championing is Learning Express . This resource has free practice standardized exams (SAT, PSAT, ACT, etc.), career interests surveys, tools for finding a job, ebooks, and subject tutorials. This service is free when you sign up using your library card. All you have to do is visit the link, sign up, and make a free account.  When we can get back in the library, I would love to host a class to show of some of the program’s features, so stay tuned.

Another service that is available is Tutor.com/westchester. If you have a library card in the Westchester Library System, you have a free account to Tutor.com. I;ll say that again louder: If you have a library card in the Westchester Library System, you have a free account to Tutor.com. With this account you have access to free, on-demand tutoring for multiple class subjects. Need a paper proofread? Need help solving a math equation? Want help understanding a science concept? Tutor.com has you covered.

If you are a high school student, and you want to stay on top of news and current events, you should be aware that the NY Times is free to you though July 6. For more information click here.

I will keep you all posted as we continue to move forward. Stay safe and see you soon.

Meet the Co-CEO of Archie Comics!

Interested in comic books? Love the show Riverdale? Then The Field Library has something special for you.

Come meet  the Co-CEO of Archie Comics and the hit TV show RIVERDALE, Nancy Silberkleit .  Nancy will share the steps that go into making a comic book . Join us at The Field Library on Saturday, December 21 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

About the speaker:

As Co-CEO of Archie Comics and the hit TV show RIVERDALE, Nancy Silberkleit harnesses the power of graphic literacy to advance causes she is passionate about, including knowledge sharing, anti-bullying, and the environment.  A former school teacher, she coined a personal and professional motto: “Children + Comic Books = Reading, Knowledge, and Confidence.”   A national and global public speaker, Silberkleit is a highly sought after presenter who is devoted to everyone’s empowerment and engagement.  She encourages all of us to “never question if you can, only question why would you ever think you cannot?!”A Look Inside of...

Teen Tabletop RPG Group

Over the past few weeks, The Field Library has been hosting a Dungeons and Dragons group for teens. Thanks to popular demand, the selection of games will be broadened. So,  other than just Dungeons and Dragons, the group will also host 5-week long campaigns for other tabletop RPGs. These RPGs include (but are not limited to):

  • Mouse Guard
  • Call of Cthulhu
  • Star Wars D20
  • 50 Fathoms

If you are interested, please sign up at the reference desk. Also, please be aware that by signing up, you are making a 5-week commitment to be present for the game.  The first 5-week campaign will be an adventure based upon the award-winning Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game.Tabletop RPG Group (Mouse Guard)

NEW PROGRAM: Teen Dungeons & Dragons Group

Copy of Dungeons & Dragons

Interested in using your imagination to create a fantasy adventure along with a group of peers? Want to try a well-known tabletop role-playing game that keeps popping up in popular culture? Then join us at The Field Library for our Teen Dungeons and Dragons Group. Space for this group is very limited, so please sign up if you would like to participate. You can sign up in person at the reference desk or email the Teen Services Librarian, mcobb@wlsmail.org with the subject Teen D&D Group.