Teen Services

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

Try out our great digital services, such as online homework help and database access. Also try out free apps for borrowing magazines, reading e-books, streaming and downloading free music, and watching movies by checking out the eBooks & more page of our website & Live-brary.com.

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Community Service Opportunities 
Book Sale Volunteers
Tuesday, March 28 – Saturday, April 1
Teen volunteers are needed to help out with the Friends of the West Islip Public Library’s annual Book Sale.  We will have a variety of hours available between these dates.  If you are interested in volunteering, contact the Adult Reference Desk to sign up.  Community service credit will be awarded.

Earth Day
Tuesday, April 18           4pm – 5pm
We’ll be working on a special Earth Day project, including planting seedlings in small pots for later use.

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.

Special Programs

Authors Unlimited
Saturday, April 22
Please join us for Authors Unlimited 6. This annual event, taking place at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, celebrates reading by connecting teens and authors. It is a free full-day program open to everyone, but teens and tweens get preferred seating! Attendees will get the chance to meet dynamic authors of young adult literature first at an author panel and then in smaller breakout sessions afterward. Books will be available for purchase with time for autographs at the end of the day! St Joseph’s College 155 West Roe Blvd. Patchogue, NY 11772



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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