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Young Adult Space

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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


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.



Witch Hat Atelier (Volume I), by Kamome Shirahama

All Coco wants out of life is very simple and plain: she wants to be a witch. Sadly, everyone knows that witches are born, not made—poor Coco was not born into the world as a witch. After years of trying to be what she dreams, she realizes that becoming a witch is no longer an option for her. That is, until Qifrey, a mysterious magician, suddenly enters her life, giving her hope on her quest of following her dream. After a long journey, Coco will soon realize that all she needs in her life is to be herself and that she is already all she could wish to be. Does she find the true meaning to her life’s happiness? Or does she reveal what everyone “knows” might not be the truth? This first book in this series was voted one of the top 10 manga of 2018.



Other Words for Smoke, by Sarah Maria Griffin

On a magical summer trip that left only Mae and Rossa standing after their Aunt Rita’s house burned down, millions of questions go unanswered. Only the twins know about the owl in the wall who opens portals to other dimensions and the uncanny, speaking cat who is also way too big to be a cat—one who feeds on fear, while the other feeds on love. Only they know why the house at the end of the lane burned, the fate of Aunt Rita and her ward, Bevan. And they will never tell a soul what they endured that dark, fateful summer. This coming of age story touches on romantic problems, family issues and finding yourself in a world full of chaos.


“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.

LIBRARY HOURS: Monday to Thursday - 9:30 am to 9:00 pm | Friday - 9:30 am to 6:00 pm | Saturday - 9:30 am to 5:00 pm | Sundays - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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Hampton Library

2478 Main Street

Bridgehampton, NY 11932


Tel:   (631) 537-0015

Fax:  (631) 537-7229

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