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, May 29 and June 19, 7:00-8:30 PM
Computer Tutors–Mondays, June 8 and 22, 3:15 – 4:30 PM
Craft Buddies Volunteers–Thursday, June 18, 3:45 – 5:15 PM
Battle of the Books
Each summer, Young Adults read 8 preselected books and then practice answering trivia questions
based on those 8 books. On Saturday, August 2, teens from across Suffolk County will meet at StonyBrook University to compete against other libraries. First practice is Wednesday, June 24, 4:00 PM.
Lip Balms and Lotions
Wednesday, May 27, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
In this fun and informative class create your own products and control what goes in them. Follow Tara Penske, Certified Aromatherapist as you learn step by step how essential oils and other natural products can be used to make lip balms and lotions! Contains beeswax & coconut oil.
Wednesday, June 3, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Create a unique nestling pendant. Wear it as a necklace, hang it in a window, hang it from a car’s rearview mirror, or anywhere else!
Father’s Day Sauces
Saturday, June 13, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Make Father’s Day special with the gift of a homemade grillin’ sauce that can be used on chicken, ribs, or steaks!
Fondue for Dinner
Wednesday, June 24, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Create two types of fondue for the perfect dinner: pizza fodue and a delicious dessert fondue.
Registration begins Friday, May 1st for 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.