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2024 Scarsdale Summer Reading for All Teens

For teens of all ages, rising Grades 6 through 12: It’s almost that time of year all students are waiting for: summer! With that comes the annual Summer Reading Challenge–this year’s theme is “Adventure Begins at Your Library.” Scarsdale teens in rising grades 6-12 can register by downloading the free app, Beanstack, on their phone or tablet.

2024 Scarsdale Middle School Summer Reading at SPL

For teens going into Scarsdale Middle School in Grades 6 through 8: To support Scarsdale Middle School’s summer reading requirements, Scarsdale Public Library’s Teen Services Department teams up with other library departments as well as with Scarsdale Middle School’s teacher librarian, Shana Frazin, to establish and maintain a summer reading section of all readily available materials meeting the prepared-for-back-to-school curricular requirements set by the teachers in: 


Hello Scarsdale Teens!

Here's April's installment of our bite-sized writing exercise:  Post-it-Prompts!

Our latest prompt for you was:  April is National Poetry Month: Write a Haiku!

You wrote:

What was your proudest accomplishment?

Hello Scarsdale Teens!

Here is the March installment of our bite-sized writing exercise: Post-it-Prompts!

Our latest prompt for you was: What was your proudest moment?

You wrote:

Must Read Books

Welcome to  Must Read Books, Scarsdale Public Library

Teen Advisory Board's Book Review Corner

TAB members in grades 6 -12 are welcome to read and

write book reviews for fellow reading enthusiasts. 

If you click on the cover or title of a book, you will be

directly linked to our catalog to see if it is available.

If you're interested writing reviews for Must Read Books,

send us an email at 

Young Adult Artists' Showcase of Scarsdale

Every month, Scarsdale Public Library's Teen Services Department collects via this Google Form images of original artworks created by local teens (i.e., those in Grades 6 through 12) to display on our Teen Room flatscreen.

Each teen artist may submit up to five pieces per month. The submission deadline for the following month's showcase is the 15th of the current month.

Path to Empowerment: Empowering High School Girls forum

The Path to Empowerment: Empowering High School Girls forum is brought to you by SHS student Sonya Chen in partnership with the Greenburgh and Scarsdale Public Libraries.

This series was designed to equip girls to feel more empowered, self-confident, and better prepared to handle the day-to-day challenges they encounter. Participation is open to high school girls in grades 9-12.

Name a creature that seems impossible but exists anyway.

Hello Scarsdale Teens!

Here's the 13th installment of our bite-sized writing exercise: Post-it Prompts!

Our latest prompt for you is: Name a creature that seems impossible but exists anyway.

Here's what you said:

  • duck-billed platypus
  • geoduck ("gooey-duck")
  • dinosaur
  • narwhal
  • axolotl
  • bumble bee
  • your dad/mom

Our next Post-it Prompt will launch in December.

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 in the Teen Room

¡Viva la Cultura!

Ever since 1968, Americans have observed National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th through October 15th, where the contributions, histories, and cultures of those from Spain, Latin America, and the Caribbean are celebrated. Scarsdale Public Library's Teen Room is no different and would like to take the time to showcase some of the best Young Adult lit written by and for those of Hispanic Heritage.

Little Free Libraries

Here is a map of the bookish spots in Scarsdale where you can find some of your summer reading titles!

Scan the QR code below to view the full map on your mobile device.



Teen Volunteering

Calling All Scarsdale Teens!

If you will be in town this summer and you are available and interested in volunteering (at least two hours per week throughout July and August 2022) at the Library, please consider applying to be a summer volunteer! 

The Google Form link to the application is here:

Scarsdale Public Library Teen Services Department 2022 Summer Reading Challenge

Dear Scarsdale Teens,

If you are a rising 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grader and you are prepared to track your time spent reading this July and August in Beanstack (via mobile app or online at, please register for the Teen Services Department's summer reading challenge! The challenge itself is to read 20 hours during summer break and to log your reading in Beanstack under the Teenstack banner.