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Young Adult Space

About Us

Hampton Library recognizes that young adults need and deserve services tailored to address their unique educational, informational, cultural, and leisure time needs. Our Young Adult Space provides a safe and welcoming environment for all teens within the greater Bridgehampton - Sagaponak Community, with special programming that is designed for youth entering grades 6 through 12.   Here young adults can grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially in a caring, nurturing and respectful environment; where they can develop new literacies for learning and expression; where they can use the library’s research resources to study, read, write, discuss books, socialize, participate in programming, or simply “hang out,” as well as gain workplace preparedness through engagement in various community service projects.

Summer in the YA Space

battleSummer is finally here and the Battle of the Books approaches. We have lots of programs to keep you busy throughout the summer. The Summer Reading Program theme this year is A Universe of Stories. Sign up in the YA Department beginning June 31. For every hour you read, you will earn a raffle ticket to place in one of our awesome prize baskets! We will also be participating in Battle of the Books this summer. Speak with our YA Librarian to find out how you can partake in this epic battle. As a reminder, community service opportunities are always available. Stop by the YA desk for more information.

Featured Summer Programs & More

What We Are Reading...

Summer Reading Pick

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When the Sky Fell on Splendor, by Emily Henry

For those fans of Stranger Things and The Serpent King. Meet a group of friends in a small town who find themselves with unexpected powers after a truly cosmic event. When the steel mill exploded in Splendor, Ohio, just about everyone was affect by it—through your own casualty or that of a family member. Five years after the explosion, Franny still sits by her brother Arthur’s bedside as he lies in a coma. Franny finds solace in a group of friends who have experienced similar trauma, and call themselves The Ordinary, spending their free time uploading videos to YouTube on ghost stories and legends from Splendor. One night as the Ordinary is exploiting their town’s spooky lore, they encounter something that they can’t just make up—a bright light hurtling toward them from the sky and crashes to the ground... suddenly, everything changes. After the crash, the Ordinary find themselves with scars, markings, powers and new abilities. What could go wrong? This fast-paced sci-fi novel touches on how important friendship is when all you know is loss, grief and the supernatural.

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The Promised Neverland (Volume 1) by Kaiu Shirai

The Promised Neverland (Volume 1) by Kaiu Shirai

Emma, Norman and Ray are the brightest kids at the Grace Field House orphanage. Under the care of “Mom,” all the children have enjoyed an easy, comfortable life: good food, clean clothes and the perfect environment to learn—what more could an orphan ask for? One day, though, Emma and Norman uncover the dark truth of the outside world that they have been sheltered from—a forbidden world where the orphans of Grace Field House are raised to be fed to demons. Can they escape their fate before it is too late?

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Science Fiction

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Skyward, by Brandon Sanderson

“We must not cower in the dark because we’re afraid of the spark within us.”
Once defeated, crushed and driven almost to extinction from decades of war, Spensa’s world continues to be under alien attack from the Krell. Pilots are the heroes of what’s left of humanity, but her father’s legacy stands in the way of her only dream—he was a pilot who was killed for desertion years ago, branding Spensa as the daughter of a coward. With all this, Spensa is still determined to fly, even if it means overcoming her own pride and fears to become what she has always longed to be: a pilot. With a sudden discovery of an ancient ship in an abandoned cavern, her dreams just might come to light as she attempts to claim the stars.

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“You want weapons? We're in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room's the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!”

Doctor Who, from Tooth and Claw in Season 2

YA Program Calendar

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For students Entering grades 6-9
Do you love to read? Are you a fierce competitor? Are you looking for something fun and fast-paced to do this summer? If you answered yes to one or all of these questions—you should consider joining the Hampton Library’s Battle of the Books team.

What is Battle of the Books?
The Battle of the Books program is a county-wide competition that tests your reading knowledge against other Suffolk County teens. Team members will read the selected 8 titles, come to meetings, and compete to represent the Hampton Library in the county competition scheduled for Saturday, August 11 at Stony Brook University. If you are interested in taking part, you must be entering grades 6-9, able to attend weekly meetings, and attend the actual day of the battle on August 11th.

An introductory meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 29 at 4:00 pm. First team meeting will be held on Monday, June 12 at 4:00 pm. Practice Dates TBD.

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2478 Main Street

Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Email: info@hamptonlibrary.org

Tel:   (631) 537-0015

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