North Babylon Public Library

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Teen Services


Upcoming Events

Duct Tape Wallets
Wednesday, March 20
7:00 – 8:00 PM

Learn the technique for designing a one of a kind wallet made of duct tape.
Unicorn Horns
Wednesday, April 17
7:00 – 8:00 PM

Create delicious unicorn horns using pretzel rods, caramel, candy and more.

Young adults may register for three volunteer programs per newsletter. After the first week of registration, young adults may sign up for additional volunteer programs, if available.

Community Service Opportunities

Community service can be required when participating in certain clubs, like the National Honor Society. It also looks great on college applications and job resumes. Below are some upcoming opportunities to earn community service credit at the Library:
Book Reviews
Write book reviews! Stop by the Reference desk for
more information and an application. Community
Service Credit given.
Application to Review a Book


Chess Buddies–Fridays, March 29 and April 26–7:00-8:30 PM
Book Buddies Volunteers-Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26- 7:00-8:00 PM
Tech Tutors–Wednesday, March 6- 7:00 – 8:00 PM AND Tuesdays, March 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16- 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Registration begins Friday, March 1st. North Babylon residents only. Grades 6-12. Please check the Library’s newsletter for a complete listing of events.

 

Teen Research Center

Test Prep
Websites and online resources to help students prepare for the big test or project.

Biographies
Biography Reference Center
Whether you’re looking for Andrew Jackson or Michael Phelps, this resource will provide you with in-depth information about well-known public figures.

Book Help
Reading Shakespeare and having trouble understanding the language? In the middle of “Of Mice and Men” and need help interpreting the symbolism? Although they cannot replace reading a book, these resources will help to guide you through the classics!

CliffNotes
SparkNotes

Health Projects/Social Issues
Opposing Viewpoints
Full-text articles, audio clips, video clips, images, and interactive maps are available on a variety of topics. This resource is especially helpful when having to complete pro/con papers.

History/Government
Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government
History Reference Center
Comprehensive, full text, history reference database designed for secondary schools and undergraduate research. Features full text for 2,000 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books.

Magazines/Newspapers
General OneFile(magazine articles)
Newsday
Newsday Historical
New York Times Historical

Science Experiments/Science Fair Projects
Science Online
Provides a comprehensive, curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines. Access biographies, diagrams, experiments, timelines, articles, a dictionary, and a conversion calculator.

Additional Research Tools
Access all of the databases that the Library has to offer. Browse by subject or search by database.