Archive for June 30, 2016

New books I’ve enjoyed

The Leaving by Tara Altebrando


Six kindergartners were taken. Eleven years later, five come back–with no idea of where they’ve been. No one remembers the sixth victim, Max. Avery, Max’s sister, needs to find her brother–dead or alive–and isn’t buying this whole memory-loss story.  Creepy, fantastic.

Even if the Sky Falls by Mia Garcia

even if the sky

Volunteering in New Orleans so she can escape the challenges of her brother’s losing battle with PTSD, Julie runs away at the height of the Mardi Gras festivities and shares a 24-hour fantasy, no-strings-attached romance with a complicated musician only to be swept up by a life-threatening hurricane.

Two Summers by Aimee Friedman

two summers

Two possible futures face Summer: either she will spend the summer in Provence with her father, uncovering family secrets, and exploring the old world, or she will stay in upstate New York, coping with her mother, and dreaming of her long time crush–and which future unfolds will depend on whether or not she answers a phone call.

Just some fun summer reads that I’ve enjoyed – don’t forget to tag YOUR reads @SyossetLibraryTab #SyossetSummerReads on Instagram to enter our raffle!

Sharon Long

Head of Teen Services

Fundamentals of Debate for Tweens

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Instagram Summer Reading Book Reviews


Summer Reading: Get in the Game Read!

Registration for Teen Summer reading programs starts on June 13th (Syosset School District Residents Only). (Non Residents may sign up if space permitting Monday, June 20th.

Sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Club starting on June 20th at 9AM in teenspace or online School District Residents Only). You will need to stop at the third floor desk and visit teenspace to receive your summer reading bag.

New Books This Week


There are tons of new books that have been added to teenspace this week. Don’t forget to check them out. There are new stories about romance, mysteries, relationships, powerful curses, and fantasy worlds.

Check the teenspace page regularly for new book updates.

rose and the dagger

A sequel to The Wrath and the Dawn finds Shahrzad reunited with her family and working to develop her latent powers while she is torn between loyalties to her husband and her childhood sweetheart.

without annette

Moving halfway across the country to attend a prestigious boarding school with her best friend, Josie struggles to adjust in an unfamiliar environment while her more popular friend engages in increasingly self-destructive behavior. A first young adult novel by the co-author of A Dog and His Girl mysteries.

beyond the red

Alien queen Kora is determined to protect her people from her brother’s would-be tyrannical rule, but she and her love, Eros, are framed for an attempted assassination, and their only chance of survival is to turn themselves in.

problem with forever

Diligently practicing silence to shield herself from the traumas of her past, Mallory is forced to enroll in public school after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, a challenge that is complicated by her reunion with Rider Stark, the friend and protector from her early childhood who is also grappling with lingering scars from the past.