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
(NEW email) info@northbabylonpl.org

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
Beginning in September, 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.
Book Reviews
Write book reviews! Stop by the Reference desk for
more information and an application. Community
Service Credit given.
Tech Tutors–Tuesdays, September 26, October 3, 10 and 24–3:30 – 4:30 PM
Chess Club Volunteers–Fridays, September 29 and October 27–7:00 – 8:30 PM

Lip Sync and Dance Battle
Thursday, October 5
7:00 – 8:30 PM

Break into teams and compete to be the best lip sync
and dance champions. Prizes for most team spirit and
best dance routine.

Enrichment Craft
Friday, October 13
4:00 – 4:45 PM

Individuals with special needs are invited to join us
for a fun craft. We will be creating our initials using
buttons. Projects will be framed to take home and
hang up. All are welcome to attend this program.

Volunteer Fair
Tuesday, October 17
1:00 – 4:00 PM

Stop in after school to meet with local organizations
that are currently looking for volunteers.

Halloween Show
Monday, October 30
6:45 – 8:15 PM

Showcase your talent in this Halloween-themed talent
show. Stop by the Reference Desk for an application.
Community Service Credit given.
Registration is underway for September/October events. 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

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.