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:
Tech Tutors–Mondays, May 16 and 23, June 6 and 13 3:15-4:30 PM
Chess Buddies–Fridays,May 27 and June 24, 7:00-8:30 PM
Face Painting Volunteers–Monday, June 20, 4:00 PM
Spring Cake Pops
Wednesday, May 18, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Make delicious cake pops, cover them in chocolate, and decorate them using sanding sugars and fondant.
Old Fashioned Games
Wednesday, June 8, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Board games, card games, and trivia games will be available to play.
Wednesday, June 15, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Learn how to create objects on the computer that can be printed using the Library’s 3D printer.
Registration is underway for May/June events. North Babylon residents only. Grades 6-12. Please check the Library’s newsletter for a complete listing of events.
Teen Research Center
Websites and online resources to help students prepare for the big test or project.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
Science Experiments/Science Fair Projects
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.