September 4, 2020

September 2020

Decorative Pencils and Case (Take & Make)
Thursday September 3rd
School is in session and it is time to update your school supplies! This DIY bundle contains items to make  decorative pencils and a pencil case. Registration begins on Thursday 9/3 at 10am. Kits will be available for pickup beginning Tuesday 9/8. Open to grades 6 and up.

Kahoot! Trivia Night (Virtual)
Thursday September 3rd at 7pm
You are invited to compete against other local tweens/teens in this virtual trivia challenge that will test your knowledge of movies, music, sports, shows, books, and more! A Zoom invitation will be sent to registrants. Open to grades 6 and up.

Tie Dye (In-person)
Tuesday September 22 at 3:45-4:45pm
We’ve missed you and can’t wait to welcome you for an afternoon of tie dying fun at the library! This event will be held outside (weather permitting). Participants will be socially distanced and required to wear gloves and masks throughout the program. Open to grades 6 and up.

Scavenger Hunt (Virtual)
Friday September 25th at 7:00pm
Join us for a virtual scavenger hunt for items you can find in and around your house! Participants will be challenged to find items prior to the event and will also compete head-to-head during the live event. A prize will be awarded to the person with the most items! Open to grades 6 and up.

Coming in October:
College Application Essay Workshop (virtual)
Thursday October 1st and 8th at 6:45-8:15pm
Are you having trouble writing your college application essay or need some help getting it started? This virtual workshop will help you to brainstorm ideas and craft an essay. Attend one or both sessions.

All Tween & Teen programs open to North Bellmore Library patrons in grades 6-12, unless otherwise stated.

Advance registration is required. 

June 9, 2020

YA Programs on Your Schedule

Looking for something crafty to do? Try these videos generously provided by some of NBPL's programmers. Best of all, you can access them anytime and work at your own pace. Most require items you have at home. Supply lists are provided for those that require special items. Enjoy!

Vision Boards by Green Earth Crafts:

Art Rocks by Green Earth Crafts:


Edible Glue & Birdseed for Birdhouse by Theresa's Programs: 

June 8, 2020

Summer 2020

Imagine Your Story – Summer Reading 2020
The theme of this year’s summer reading program is “Imagine Your Story” and NBPL has imagined an exciting, new virtual reading program on Reader Zone. Like our traditional summer reading program, you will report your reading to enter weekly raffles. However, this year you will be able to easily track and report your reading in Reader Zone --no trip to the library necessary!  The first 25 teens to sign up for summer reading will receive a bundle containing Imagine Your Story swag, instructions on setting up your Reader Zone account, and a book by Jen Calonita to help you to get your summer reading started!

To get more information on downloading and using the Reader Zone app and to view YA recommended reads, visit:

A Summer of Fun!
NBPL wants to bring you a summer full of fun! We will be offering weekly “Bundles of Fun” for teens in grades 6 & up throughout the summer. Each bundle will contain a fun and engaging activity to keep you busy. Bundles will be distributed to the first 20+ patrons to register each week as supplies allow. 
**A new bundle signup will be offered every Monday, beginning June 15th.**

Virtual “Teen Night In” Programs
On Thursdays throughout the summer, we will be offering weekly virtual teen events on Zoom in collaboration with the Merrick, North Merrick and Bellmore libraries. Registration for these events will be on our web site,  events calendar, and Facebook page. Open to grades 6 & up. 

Upcoming Events
Join us for:
VIRTUAL TEEN BINGO NIGHT on Thursday June 18 at 7:00pm. Register in advance to play for prizes with other local teens. 

TELL YOUR STORY: FAIRY TALE WORKSHOP on Thursday June 25th at 7pm where you can Imagine your own Fairy Tale story line and play a game of Fairy Tale themed Taboo! 

Additional virtual teen events, including games, crafts, and more to be announced throughout the summer. 

April 8, 2020

April 2020 - Helpful Videos

This helpful video will guide you through locating and accessing e-books through the library web site and other sources. Just click on the link below to get started!

Get read-alike recommendations to some popular teen books.