Teen Summer Programming!

This year there are three ways teens can have fun at The Field Library: Summer Reading, Summer Spark Challenge, and Summer Teen Programming!

Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading 2017The Summer Reading Challenge at the library has started. Read books and earn fabulous prizes!

The teen who reads the most pages will win a $50 Amazon gift card, and the teen who spends the most time reading will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

How do you submit your reading?

This is a little different than how things are run in the Children’s Room. This year, you have 3 options. You can:

  1. Email me – sprosser@wlsmail.org
  2. Text me – 914-734-5119
  3. Tell me in-person!

You must give me the title of the book you read, the author of the book, how many pages, and how long it took you to read the book.  If you didn’t read the most pages or for the longest amount of time, fear not, there are still f a b u l o u s prizes you’ll be eligible for winning.

Prizes (that are not Amazon gift cards)

Everyone who reads books will earn entries to put towards different Prize Packs.

1 book = 2 entries
100 pages = 1 entry
1 hour of reading = 1 entry

Movie Prize Pack
movie tickets to a local theater

Snack Prize Pack chips

Art Prize Pack
kneaded eraser
water color palette

Shonen Prize Pack
One Punch Man 
Naruto keychain
Full Metal Alchemist pocket watch

Shojo Prize Pack 
Yuri on Ice 
Sailor Moon keychain
Cardcaptor Sakura pocket watch

Gaming Prize Pack
$20 gift card to Gamestop
Legend of Zelda keychain

Summer Spark Challenge

Summer Spark Challenge Weeks - Facebook

If reading isn’t inherently your thing, that’s cool! That’s why the Summer Spark Challenge was created-  an alternative to Summer Reading.

Here’s how it works: complete challenges, earn points. Top score wins a $100 Amazon gift card. 2nd place wins a $50 Amazon gift card. 3rd and 4th place wins a $25 Amazon gift card.
Every week for eight weeks, a series of 6 challenges will be released on the website, Monday mornings at 9am. They will also be posted in the Teen Section, as well as brief overviews on Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook. Challenges range in topic from solving puzzles to going on a nature scavenger hunt.

You can submit your challenges in-person, over Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, or email. For full rules and challenge submission requirements, check out our Summer Spark Challenge Rules page.

Teen Summer Programming



July 3
Gaming Mondays: Mario Kart!
Nutrition Room

Come see who’s the best racer at this Gaming Monday event! Teen players are welcome to attend, including players who are entering 6th grade in the fall.


22July 18
Anime & Manga Club: Attack on Titan!

For new watchers, or otaku-type fans of the show, join other teens in the Gallery to watch this exciting anime!  [Content warning: this anime does contain violence]


Taken from wikipedia:

Over 101 years before the beginning of the story on an alternate world, giant human-shaped creatures called Titans suddenly appeared and nearly wiped out humanity, devouring them without remorse or reason. What remains of humanity now resides within three enormous curtain walls: the outermost is Wall Maria; the middle wall is Wall Rose, and the innermost is Wall Sheena. Inside these walls, humanity has lived in uneasy peace for one hundred years; many people growing up without ever having seen a Titan. This all changes when one day, a giant 60-meter (200 ft)-tall Colossus Titan mysteriously appears after a strike of lightning and breaches the outer wall of the Shiganshina district, a town at Wall Maria, allowing the smaller Titans to invade the district.


July 24
Tie Dye!

Space is limited to this program for 12 participants. We provide the dye, you provide the shirt. Sign up at the reference desk, call 914-737-0010, or email sprosser@wlsmail.org to register for this program.

July 25
Design Your Own Fidget Spinner
Teen Section

Have you ever wondered about how to design something to be 3d printed? In this program, 8 teens will learn how to use Tinkercad to design their own fidget spinner that will be printed out for them at no cost!  Space is limited, so register in advance at the reference desk, by calling 914-737-0010, or emailing sprosser@wlsmail.org

July 31
DIY Tin Can Lanterns
Teen Section

Join teen librarian Sarah and learn how to make beautiful luminaries out of tin cans this summer! All supplies are provided, and this program is on a first-come first-served basis.(This program may move to the Nutrition Room due to noise issues).

Some August Programs to be aware of:

There will be a solar eclipse in August, so come to The Field Library to participate in a viewing party!

We’ll also make and play some life-size games, watch some more Yuri on Ice and have crafting and cooking programs. Watch this space for updates.


Happy reading,


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