Middle School

Upcoming Events: 

1. Want to be the next Elon Musk? Try Machine Learning! 
Machine Learning: Training a Computer to See  Mon, Jan 25 2021    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm    Virtual
2. Get Out.. of this World! with Space and Astronomy
Give Me the Moon Over Brooklyn  Mon, Feb 8 2021    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm    Virtual
Want more events? Visit the Brooklyn Library for more! https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/list/middle%20school%20science


Celebrate TeenTober with these resources - OverDrive

TeenTober is a new, nationwide celebration hosted by libraries every October to celebrate YOU! Let's learn new skills, and fuel your passions in and outside the library.

Celebrating TeenTober?

Although celebrating may be a bit different this year, YALSA would like to still hear from you! If you're celebrating, be sure to share your photos and programs with us with @ps_greene and @yalsa and use #TeenTober.


  • Week 1: Literacies
  • Week 2: Writing
  • Week 3: Technology & Gaming
  • Week 4: Art & Music


Teen Read Week began in 1998. The continuing message of the Teen Read Week initiative is to encourage 12-18 year olds to "Read For The Fun Of It". Each year an annual theme allows YALSA to focus on timely topics and teen interests. Teen Read Week is celebrated the same week as Columbus Day every year. 


TeenTober Websites

  • TeenTober

    The official website for TeenTober includes information on getting ready, registering, and celebrating the month-long event with young adults.


  • Choices Booklists: Young Adults' Choices

    Have students check out the Young Adults' Choices list, a collection of books selected by teams of teenage reviewers.


  • Text Messages podcast

    Learn about more books for teens through this ReadWriteThink.org podcast series. Review past episodes and subscribe so that you don't miss future ones.


  • YALSA Blog - The Hub

    This blog includes information about books for young adults, including reviews and links to podcasts.

It's Banned Book Week | The Petite Stag
What is it?
First launched in 1982.  Banned Books Week is an American Library's annual event in celebrating the freedom to read and highlighting the value of free and open access to information.
What Young Adult Books are Banned?
The American Library Association, or ALA  compile this list of challenged books in order to inform the public about censorship efforts that affect libraries and schools.
Why are books banned?

Each book that is banned or censored is done so for the content within the pages. There are a few common reasons that books have been banned or censored in schools, libraries, and book stores. These include:

  • Racial Issues
  • Encouragement of "Damaging" Lifestyles
  • Blasphemous Dialog
  • Sexual Situations or Dialog
  • Violence or Negativity
  • Presence of Witchcraft
  • Religious Affiliations (unpopular religions)
  • Political Bias
  • Age Inappropriate