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, January 9, 16, 30 February 6, 13 and 27–3:30 – 4:30 PM
Chess Buddies–Fridays, January 26 and February 23–7:00 – 8:30 PM
Teen Advisory Board–Wednesday, January 17–7:00 – 8:00 PM

Upcoming Teen Programs
Winter Solstice Painting on Glass
Wednesday, January 24
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Enjoy capturing the magic of early winter with this painting of snow covered winter trees. All supplies provided.

The Power of Food
Wednesday, January 31
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Easy to replicate recipes and techniques in white meat
chicken processing, handling, cutting/filleting. Come
learn how to slice breasts into perfectly thin cutlets
and nuggets. Families welcome.

Drop-In Valentine’s Day Craft
Wednesday, February 14
2:00 – 8:00 PM

Stop in the Library to create a special gift.

Southwest Taco Flatbread Pizza
Wednesday, February 21
7:00 – 8:00 PM

Join Chef Rob for this fun program.
Choose your own toppings from a
taco bar and create your own flat
bread pizza. Chef Rob will cook
your creation and it will be ready to eat in minutes.
Registration begins Tuesday, January 2nd. 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.