Summer Reading

Tails & Tales Teen Summer Reading

July 6 – August 20, 2021

Open to teens (Grades 6 – 12) living in New Rochelle. Beat the summer blues by joining this year’s Teen Summer Reading program! Read, complete missions, and win prizes. The first 15 registrants will receive a free bag with goodies! Sign up at or come to the 3rd floor reference desk at the Main Library to get started. 

Learn from the pro’s! Watch pre-recorded videos from MasterClass.
July 9 & 16, 10 am – R.L. Stine Teaches Writing for Young Audiences
July 12, 10 am – Brandon McMillan Teaches Dog Training
July 23, 10 am – Simone Biles Teaches Gymnastics Fundamentals (Olympics)
July 26 & August 2, 10 am – Stephen Curry Teaches Shooting, Ball-Handling & Scoring
July 30, 10 am – Serena Williams Teaches Tennis (Olympics)
August 6, 10 am – Tony Hawk Teaches Skateboarding (Olympics)
August 9 & 16, 10 am – Margaret Atwood Teaches Creative Writing
August 13 & 20, 10 am – James Patterson Teaches Writing
August 23 & 30, 10 am – Bobbi Brown Teaches Makeup and Beauty (Fashion Week)
August 27, 10 am – Tan France Teaches Style for Everyone (Fashion Week)

July 17, 10:30 am – Tips for the Talk for Parents & Guardians
July 19, 10 am – Healthy Relationships: A Talk for Teens
July 29 & August 19, 3 – 8 pm – Video Game Tournament

Weekly Programs
Monday – Friday, 4 pm – Outdoor Sports in the Garden
Tuesdays, 3 pm – Twitch Stream Game Night
Wednesdays, 3 pm – Painting with Bob Ross
Thursdays, 3 pm – Teen Movie Night

Visit for more information, locations, and more library events!


Want to chill out and relax at home? Have nothing to do? Pick up a bag full of free books, crafts (with instructions!), bookmarks, and other goodies at the 3rd floor reference desk while supplies last. One bag per teen.

Read when you like.
Make a craft when you like.
Everything is yours to keep!


Now available! Summer reading books may be found in the 2nd floor Teen Room behind the semi-circular desk. For digital copies, go to OverDrive or hoopla. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Ask a staff member on the 3rd floor reference desk. We are more than happy to assist you!