New items in our collection
Our September & October programs have been announced!
Check out our Teen Programs page to see what is coming up!
Battle of the Books
Congratulations to this year’s Battle of the Books team, West Islip Hippies, who represented the library at the Battle of the Books held on Saturday, August 12 at Stony Brook University. Team members included Danny Spiezio, Gianna Pillitteri, and Paul Pillitteri, Assistant Coaches Julianna Orkin and Erin Kelly, and Coach Rebecca Kaplan. View competition results and photos on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/WestIslipPublicLibrary.
SAT Review Workshops
Coming in September – contact the Reference Desk for more information.
Community Service Opportunities
Country Fair Preparation
Wednesdays, September 13 & 20 4pm – 5pm
Help prepare bags for the West Islip Library’s booth at the Country Fair. (You can sign up for both sessions or just one).
Country Fair Booth (WIYA 103)
Sunday, September 24 (Rain Date: Sunday, October 1)
Sign up at the Adult Reference Desk for a slot to volunteer at the West Islip Library’s booth at the Country Fair. We will be handing out the bags prepared in the previous sessions and helping at the Library/Friends of the Library booth.
Annual Haunted House Production
Meetings: Fridays, September 29 & October 13 & 20 4pm – 5pm
Performance: Saturday, October 28 12pm – 5pm
Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to help create a SPOOKTACULAR Haunted House for children to explore! Join us at our meetings where we will write a script, build sets and create costumes – all for the big SCARY performance that takes place on Saturday, October 28.
Thursday, October 5 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Thursday, October 19 4:30pm – 5:30pm
For teens 9th – 12th grade and in National Honor Society. Work one-on-one with younger children who need help with their homework and receive community service hours! (Teens can sign up for both sessions)
Volunteer Hour: Goodie Bags
Thursday, October 12 4pm – 5pm
Help create adorable goodie bags to be distributed to the kids at our annual Library Haunted House! One hour of community service will be awarded.
The Great Give-Back: Letters to Service Members
Saturday, October 14 2:30pm – 3:30pm
As a part of the Suffolk County Library System’s Great Give-Back Day, teens all over the county will be volunteering at their local libraries. West Islip teens will be making cards and writing letters to service members of the United States Armed Forces, showing our support.
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