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:
Book Buddies–Tuesdays, July 21, 28, August 4, 11, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Chess Buddies–Fridays, July 24 and August 21, 7:00-8:30 PM
Computer Tutors–will be back in the Fall
Craft Buddies Volunteers–will be back in the Fall
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 1, teens from across Suffolk County will meet at StonyBrook University to compete against other libraries. First practice is Wednesday, June 24, 6:00 PM.
Wednesday, July 8, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Using light-weight yarn, participants will piece together cotton squares to create a beautiful summer-time scarf. The scarf will measure 66” x 84”.
Teen Drop-In Craft: Bracelets
Tuesday, July 14, All Day
Create a beautiful bracelet using hemp and beads.
T-Shirt Revamp Camp
Wednesday, July 15, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Fashonista Kathryn Hunt will teach you how to take your t-shirt from drab to fab! Bring at least one t-shirt to redesign. You can bring multiple t-shirts if you want to add color or texture in your design.
Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition
Fridays, July 17, August 7, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Compete against fellow student artists and beautify the Library at the same time!
Top Chef Teen
Wednesday, July 22, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Think you have what it takes to make three different pastry creations? Bring your talent to Creative Pastry Wars. People will get voted off until there is a creative winner! The winner will receive a smoothie maker.
Teen Talent Show
Saturday, July 25, 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Showcase your talent in front of your friends and family. All participants must fill out an application, available at the Reference Desk, and return it by July 20. All talents welcome.
Create Your Signature Scent
Wednesday, July 29, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Tara Penske, certified aroma therapist, will teach you about the qualities of different scents and then you will mix and match, making one that is perfect for you! A perfect replacement to expensive perfumes and colognes.
Registration is underway 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.