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:
Beginning in September, 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.
Write book reviews! Stop by the Reference desk for
more information and an application. Community
Service Credit given.
Application to Review a Book
Birthday Wishes–We will have a box in the Reference Area to collect
donations for Birthday Wishes, a local charity that provides birthday parties for children living in homeless shelters.
Birthday Wishes Guidelines
Tech Tutors–Tuesdays, May 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5, 12–3:30-4:30 PM
Chess Buddies–Fridays, May 25 and June 29–7:00-8:30 PM
Mother’s Day Surprise Volunteers–Thursday, May 10, 3:45 – 5:15 PM
Father’s Day Surprise Volunteers–Thursday, June 14–3:45 – 5:15 PM
SRC Decoration Volunteers-see newsletter for times and description.
Battle of the Books
Wednesday, May 30, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, kick off
Wednesdays starting June 27, weekly, 6:00 PM
Grades: entering 6 – 9
Join our Battle of the Books team and read great
books, make new friends, and represent your library
in a book-based trivia competition! This is a countywide
program where young adults read eight preselected
books over the summer. Each week we
meet and practice trivia questions based on those
books. On Saturday, August 11, we will meet at
Stony Brook University to compete against other
Suffolk libraries. Community Service Credit given..
Registration is underway. 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!
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.