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Celebrate Audiobook Month - June 2023

June is National Audiobook Month, a celebration created by the Audio Publishers Association (APA) to promote the flexibility, excitement and value of audiobooks. Why choose an audiobook over a print edition? Reading a print book is an immersive but ultimately stationary experience while listening to an audiobook frees you to multitask, exercise or even give your tired eyes a break.

Celebrate Juneteenth 2023

Juneteenth - a term combining June and nineteenth - is our newest  national  holiday,  following the creation of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day in 1983.  President Biden signed  the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law on June 17, 2021, officially making June 19 a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.  Also known as the “second Independence Day,”  or “Emancipation Day,” Juneteenth is a holiday of freedom, hope and commitment to equality. 

National Poetry Month - April 2023

Carol Ann Duffy, the United Kingdom’s Poet Laureate from 2009-2019, wrote: “You can find poetry in your everyday life, your memory, in what people say on the bus, in the news, or just what’s in your heart.” Her message that poetry is everywhere and that it is accessible to everyone is one of the reasons this literary form will always be an integral part of our lives and culture.

What would your theme song be?

Hello Scarsdale Teens!

Here's the 16th installment of our bite-sized writing exercise: Post-it Prompts!

Our latest prompt for you is: What would your theme song be?

You wrote:

  • The Rainbow Connection by Kermit the Frog
  • [whatever great song you write on Discord or on a post-it in the Teen Room]

Our next Post-it Prompt will launch in April.

This project is brought to you by Scarsdale Public Library's Teen Services Department & Teen Advisory Board.

February is Library Lovers' Month!

The Scarsdale Public Library is here to serve as your community hub - providing you with a space away from home to read, relax, learn, connect, and enjoy friendly service. You can also experience the library from home or abroad. Download digital books, magazines, and stream movies, from anywhere you have an internet connection.

Libraries are for everyone! From birth through adulthood and into your senior years, the library has something to offer for every stage of life. 

Presidents' Day - February 20, 2023

Presidents’ Day, a Federal holiday which is celebrated this year on February 20, was originally established in 1885 to honor the February 22 birthday of our first president, George Washington.  Over time it also became associated with the February 12 birthday of 16th President, Abraham Lincoln.  Thanks to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which created additional three day weekends for the country’s workers, the holiday will always fall on the third Monday of February but, ironically, never on th

Celebrate Black History Month - February 2023

February is Black History Month, an annual tribute to generations of African Americans whose invaluable contributions to this country were achieved in the face of tremendous adversity.  Originally a week-long observance created in 1926 by prominent scholar and historian Carter G. Woodson, the celebration was expanded to a month in 1976 by President Gerald R.

Time Travel - Books that "Transport"

Who hasn’t yearned for a “do-over,” an opportunity to correct missteps, undo wrongs, take a different fork in the road or even rewrite history? As the saying goes, “hindsight is always 20/20.” Of course, we inhabitants of the real world cannot travel to the past and reset the future but writers are not constrained by the limitations of the space-time continuum; they venture wherever their imaginations take them. The cusp of the new year, when the slate for 2023 is still blank, is the perfect time to conjecture about what it would mean to possess a prescient advantage.