Teen Services

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Our May & June programs have been announced!
Check out our Teen Programs page to see what is coming up!

Summer Reading Program
Don’t forget to sign up for our summer reading program in July!  The theme for 2017 is Build a Better World, where we’ll be celebrating architecture, engineering, invention and all the ways to make a better world.  We’ll have all sorts of cool prizes and programs!

Battle of the Books Kick-Off Meeting
Monday, May 15            4pm

Consider taking part in the 2017 Battle of the Books, a countywide competition of young adults representing participating Suffolk County public libraries. The competition will take place on Saturday, August 12 at Stony Brook University. Teams will answer trivia questions based on eight different books and score points for their team with each correct answer. If you are interested in taking part, you must be entering grades 6-9 in September, able to attend weekly meetings — and be ready for a summer of fun.  Complete details will be available at the Battle of the Books Kick-Off Meeting on Monday, May 15 at 4pm. *NOTE: Attendance at the Kick-Off Meeting is NOT required. You may pick up copies of this year’s titles at the Reference Desk beginning Monday, May 15.

Community Service Opportunities 

Volunteer Planting 
Saturday, May 20            10am
Teens are encouraged to volunteer and join us to plant flowers on the library grounds.  Have a fun time with your friends and earn community service credit!

Volunteer Workshop:  Relay for Life
Tuesday, May 30            4pm – 5pm
We’ll be decorating luminary bags for West Islip’s Relay for Life, a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society.  You will earn community service credit.

Volunteer Workshop:  Cards for Hospitalized Kids
Thursday, June 8            4pm – 5pm
We’ll be making cards for kids who may be spending time in the hospital.  Help brighten someone’s day!  You will earn community service credit.

Book Reviews
Now, you’ll be able to get volunteer credit whenever you want! Read a book, write a review, using the Teen Corner’s book review sheet, and turn it in for one hour of community service credit! Only books that are in the Teen Corner will qualify for community service credit. See the Teen Librarian at the Adult Reference Desk for more information. The review sheets will be in the Teen Corner at all times.

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