Blog Entries


A New Year, A New You - 2023; Books That Inspire Change

Resolutions: Inherent in every ending is a beginning; in December, we reflect back on the past year while in January we anticipate the future with cautious optimism. In the spirit of a new year, who  has not committed to resolutions for a better life, a better self, a better world?

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.

Literary Prize Winners - 2022

As the year draws to a close we reflect back on goals achieved and goals left unrealized.  For many of us, the wish list of unread books just kept growing.  So many wonderful books were published in 2022 that choosing became a daunting challenge. Which ones to read? Why not start with the literary prize winners - the best of the best!

Celebrate the Season with a New Book 2022

December can be daunting - holidays, family gatherings, cooking and decorating are exhilarating but they can also result in exhaustion and sensory overload.  Add on the psychological impact of early sunsets and you have a perfect storm for stress.  How to decompress? Escape into a good book, the ideal way to reboot your psyche and re-center your soul.  What to read?

Native American Heritage Month - November 2022

November is Native American Heritage Month, also known as  American Indian Heritage Month.  While the annual month-long celebration has only been in existence for 31 years, efforts to honor America’s indigenous peoples go back more than a hundred years to “American Indian Day,” which was declared a holiday by the Governor of New York State in 1916 and celebrated on the second Saturday in May.  Fast forward to 1986, when Congress declared the week of November 23-30 as “American Indian Week.” This weeklong commemorati

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.

October Thrills and Chills - 2022

Who doesn’t love October? The blaze of color, the brisk, bold weather, the brief, bright  interlude between summer and winter - for many, October is the highlight of the year.  Of course, October culminates with Halloween, notable for pranks, clanging door bells, costumes and too much candy.

Hilary Mantel, July 6, 1952 - September 22, 2022

Hilary Mantel, who became a household name with the publication of her second novel, Wolf Hall in 2009, died on September 22, 2022.  The 70 year old author had twice won the esteemed Booker Prize, for Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, both part of a trilogy based on the life of Thomas Cromwell.  Regarded by critics as one of the greatest English writers of this century, Mantel had published 17 books and had been working on a screenplay and various other works at the time of her death.  Click on the

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.

What's your favorite pokémon?

Hello Scarsdale Teens!

Here's the 12th installment of our bite-sized writing exercise: Post-it Prompts!

Our latest question for you is: What's your favorite pokémon?

Here's what you said:

  • Bidoof
  • Bulbasaur (x2)
  • Charizard
  • Darkrai
  • Dinosaur (x2)
  • Lilipup
  • Mudkip
  • Pikachu (x2)
  • Snorlax
  • Squirtle

Our next Post-it Prompt will launch in October.