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
Chess Buddies–Fridays,July 28, 7:00-8:30 PM
New-starting in September! Book Reviews for Community Service! Ask at the Reference Desk.

Book Buddies Volunteers
Tuesdays, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

There will be an orientation on July 11 at 6:45 PM.
Help children to improve their reading skills.

Seed Bombs
Wednesday, July 12, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Help build a better world! Create seed
bombs to then disperse and watch grow!

SAT Review
Wednesdays, September 6, 13, 27, October 4
6:00 – 8:30 PM

$85 fee.

Registration is underway for July/August 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.