Young adult Collection, services & programming

In addition to our small but growing Young Adult book collection, Elting Memorial Library now offers:

  • Study Rooms

Our two study rooms each comfortably seat 8, but are an ideal space for doing homework, tutoring (unpaid only), or plain old studying. You should inquire at the circulation desk about their availability. Teens under fourteen must have adult supervision.

  • Reserved Computers

Teen PC'sIn an effort to better meet the high demand for public computers, the library has set up three teen computers near the Young Adult and Science Fiction Collections. These computers are only to be used by school aged teens and are not intended for adult use. This allows teens a bit more freedom to relax in a safe environment while removing an unwelcome amount of chatter from the adult computer area.  

  • Monthly Gaming Night.

Every third Wednesday of the month, from 6:00 pm ‘til 7:45 pm, the library offers gaming with its Nintendo Wii on the big screen in the Steinberg Meeting Room. Board games are also available. Occasionally, weekend gaming events are held. These events will be noted on the library’s events calendar.

According to the American Library Association, “gaming of all types at the library encourages young patrons to interact with a diverse group of peers, share their expertise with others (including adults), and develop new strategies for gaming and learning. Plus, it's a way for traditionally underserved groups to have fun in the library and interact with other members of the community.(NGD2008/ALA)”.

Monthly Game NightIn an attempt to better serve this often overlooked age group, Elting Memorial Library has begun holding “Game Night @ the Library” every third Wednesday of the month from 6:00pm to 7:45pm. All are welcome, but use of the gaming video gaming equipment is limited to young adults between the ages of 11 and 17. By virtue of a grant from New York State, the library now owns a Nintendo Wii, 2 controllers and several games. Outside games and controllers are welcome, but must be limited to 4 player games and rated E for everyone or T for teen. Mature games will not be allowed. For more information about Game Night @ the Library, please contact Jesse Chance at 845-255-5030.