North Babylon Public Library

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Teen Services

 

Upcoming Events

Constellation Scarf
Wednesday, July 24
7:00 – 8:00 PM

Create a one of a kind scarf with your
favorite constellations as the focal point.

Chopped – Outer Space Edition                                                                               Wednesday, July 31
7:00 – 8:00 PM

Teen chefs will compete as a team to make super creative meals. Rounds consist of an appetizer and a
dessert using mystery ingredients. Prizes will be given out to the Chopped Champions.

Comic Con at the
North Babylon Public Library!
Saturday, August 3, All Day, including:

10:00 – 11:00 Temple of Endor, Meet and Greet
10:00 – 4:00 Photo Ops
10:00 – 12:00 Children’s Drop in Crafts (R)
11:00 – 12:00 YA Stranger Things Waffles (R)
11:00 – 11:45 Kids Padawan Training (R)
12:00 – 4:00 Board Games
12:00 – 4:00 Popcorn for all!
12:00 – 4:00 Bean Bag Toss Challenge
12:30 – 1:15 YA Light-saber Training (R)
1:00 – 2:00 Super Hero Badges & Necklaces (R)
2:00 – 4:30 501st Legion, Empire State Garrison
2:15 – 4:15 Kids Wii Games
3:00 – 4:00 Super Hero Bingo
4:00 – 4:30 Costume Contest

R=Registration required. 

Young adult programs are open to grades 6-12 grade, North Babylon residents only. 

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:
Chess Buddies–Fridays, July 26 and August 23–7:00-8:30 PM
Book Buddies–Tuesdays,  July 16, 23, 30, Aug 6, – 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Registration begins Monday, July 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.