Teen Services

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

Community Service
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.

Volunteer Project: Dog Toys (WIYA 202)
Thursday, January 26           4pm – 5pm
Help an animal in need by making dog toys for the local animal shelter! We’ll be making cute dog toys from scratch. One community service hour will be awarded for participation.

Volunteer Project: Pillow Crafts (WIYA 203)
Tuesday, February 21           4pm – 5pm
We’ll be making pillows for a local nursing home to brighten up residents’ rooms! Join us in making the winter a little brighter for some lucky seniors. One community service hour will be awarded for participation.


Advanced Battle of the Books
Students in grades 9 – 12 are invited to join the West Islip Public Library’s Advanced Battle of the Books team! If you love the competition behind the Battle of the Books, this is the contest for you! You will have to read the three official Battle books and remember as many details as you can to compete in a trivia contest against teens from other Suffolk County Libraries. The competition will take place Friday, March 24, 2017, 6pm – 9pm at Connetquot High School. Talk to Miss Kaplan for more information and to participate.

Check out our Advanced Battle Books:
“Trouble is a Friend of Mineby Stephanie Tromly
After her parents’ divorce, Zoe Webster moves from Brooklyn to upstate New York where she meets the weirdly compelling misfit, Philip Digby, and soon finds herself in a series of hilarious and dangerous situations as he pulls her into his investigation into the kidnapping of a local teenage girl which may be related to the disappearance of his kid sister eight years ago.

“Shadow and Boneby Leigh Bardugo
Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protegée of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.

“Gabe Johnson Takes Overby Geoff Herbac
When the high school cheerleading team takes over a soda vending machine’s funds, which were previously collected by the pep band, Gabe Johnson, an overweight “band geek” tired of being called names and looked down on, declares war.


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