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
Tech Tutors–Tuesdays, February 7 and 28, 15-4:30 PM
Chess Buddies–Fridays,January 13 and February 24, 7:00-8:30 PM
Valentine Craft Volunteers–Thursday, February 9, 3:45 – 5:15 PM
Wii Volunteers–Thursday, February 21, 2:15 – 4:45 PM

Water Bottle String Lights
Wednesday, February 8, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Cut and paint water bottles, then attach them to a string of lights.

Teen Trivia Contest
Tuesday, February 21, 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Bring your friends and compete for a teen trivial trophy, created on our 3D printer!

Pokemon Canvas Art
Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Join the Pokemon craze and make a canvas! Learn how to paint their favorite Pokemon, or their favorite poké sayings!

Registration is underway for January/February 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.