North Babylon Public Library

Discover the world at your Library!

815 Deer Park Avenue
North Babylon NY 11703
(phone) 631-669-4020
(fax) 631-669-3432
(email) nbablib@suffolk.lib.ny.us

Teen Services

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:

Upcoming Events
Chess Buddies–Fridays, July 11 and August 22, 7:00-8:30PM
Book Buddies–Tuesdays, July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 7:00-8:00PM
Computer Tutors–Thursday, July 31, 3:15 – 4:45 PM

Upcoming at the Library
Battle of the Books
See Ms. Amanda if spots are still open for the team.

A county-wide competition for young adults who like books and trivia. Read 8 pre-selected books and attend weekly practice sessions. In August, all participating libraries compete against one another. Join us, receive the list of titles as well as your first book and practice schedule.

Enrichment Program
Thursdays, July 17 and August 14, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Students with special needs and their parents are in-vited to join us here at the Library to create a lovely craft. Perfect for a gift or for yourself.

Teen Talent Show
Saturday, July 26, 2:30 – 4:00 PM

Do you juggle, do magic, dance, sing or play an in-strument? Maybe you have a different talent? This summer we will be hosting our very first talent show. Stop in today for an application, due July 14.

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

Country Projects
Global Road Warrior
Whether you’re visiting a faraway country or just doing a report on one, Global Road Warrior will supply you with all the information you’ll need! Country facts, maps, recipes, pictures, and customs are just a few of the topics covered.

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.