North Babylon Public Library

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Teen Services


Upcoming Events

Teen Self Defense Workshop                                                                                   Wednesday, May 15
7:00 – 8:00 PM

Join us for an evening of self defense and safety training that includes awareness, risk reduction, posture and physical skills. Please dress in comfortable clothing.

Bath Bomb Bucket of Sunshine
Wednesday, May 29
7:00 – 8:00 PM

Create lemon scented bath bombs to take home in beach buckets.

Young adult programs are open to grades 6-12 grade, North Babylon residents only. 

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.

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 Reviews
Write book reviews! Stop by the Reference desk for
more information and an application. Community
Service Credit given.
Application to Review a Book

Chess Buddies–Fridays, May 24 and June 28–7:00-8:30 PM
Tech Tutors–Tuesdays,  May  7, 14, 21 and June 4, 11, 18- 3:30 – 4:30 PM.  Wednesday, May 8 7:00-8:00 PM                                                                  Summer Reading Club Volunteers-Monday, June 24 3:00-7:00 PM

Registration begins Wednesday, May 1st. 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.

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!


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.

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.

General OneFile(magazine articles)
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.