Teen Services

YA Reading Program

Earn a prize for every 2 hours your read, up to 16 hours.
Read for an additional 4 hours to earn a free ticket to our invitation only Build a Better World Party.

Community Service Opportunities

Teen Reads Link

Live Homework Help
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New Item! Check Out A Nook
The Young Adult Department now has 3 Nooks, preloaded with book titles for teens. You must be 18 years old or accompanied by a parent/guardian to check out a NOOK from the Circulation Desk. For more information call 631-929-4488, ext. 1.

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Keep informed about teen programs, events, and volunteer opportunities.

May/June 2017

Registration for May programs begins on 5/1, June program registration begins on 6/1. (All programs are for students in grades 6-12, unless otherwise noted). Please adhere to all posted age requirements. To validate registration you must include the students grade level in the “Note to Instructor” field.


TAG Meeting
Saturday, May 20, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Technology Clinic
Tuesdays, May 16 & June 20 at 6:00 OR 7:00 PM
Students in grades 6-12 interested in volunteering to instruct adults on how to use a variety of electronic devices are welcome to register for a 1-hour session.

Thursday, June 29, 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Volunteer to help 3rd-5th graders learn and play with littleBits.

Teen Volunteers Needed for Summer Programs Students entering grades 6 through 12 interested in volunteering for summer programs can register in person for 1 session beginning June 19. Pick up a list of volunteer opportunities at the library.

Suffolk Homework Help
Live, one on one tutoring online is available at home via - Brainfuse. Connect with live expert tutors in all core subjects from grades K-12th!

Homework Help
Tuesdays from 6:00 – 8:00 PM and Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:30 PM through June 8
Please bring your homework assignments and textbooks for this free service.

Homework Help & Regents Review
Monday, June 12 – Thursday, June 15 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Art Club
Wednesdays, May 10 & June 14 7:00 – 8:30 PM
May 10: April Showers Bring May Flowers: Learn about the artist Van Gogh and paint a sunflower still life.
June 14: Recyclable Art: Using recycled cans you will create a tin can robot.

Writing Café, Grades 9-12
Tuesdays, May 16 & June 20, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Whatever your writing style: fan fiction, poetry, short stories, or epic romance, come join us for a creative writing experience. This is a judge free zone.

Baking Coach: Mother’s Day Cake
Thursday, May 11, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Decorate a 7" round cake for mom and take it home to celebrate her special day.

Bird Nest Pendant
Friday, May 12, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Create a bird nest pendant with one “egg” for each “nestling” in the family. Have fun, and learn some birding basics! Use as a necklace, hang in a window, or on a lampshade.

Pre-Licensing Course
Wednesday, May 31, 4:15 – 8:45 PM
Film and lecture course for all permit holders in order to schedule their road test. Bring $45, cash or money order, to be paid to instructor at time of class, and your learner’s permit or interim permit.

Baking Coach: Father’s Day Spice Rubs
Wednesday, June 14, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Make 3 different kinds of spice rubs, package them in cellophane bags with a label and ribbon.

New! Battle of the Books
Thursdays, July 6 – August 10 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Students entering grades 6-8 are welcome to participate in the New! Battle of the Books. Read one book a week, participate in weekly book discussions, and earn prizes. Refreshments will be provided. Registration begins on 6/1, online registration on 6/2.

SAT Prep Course: New Test Date!
Thursdays, July 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, & 24, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Prepare for the new SAT test date of August 26, 2017.
Students in grades 10-12 can register in person beginning on 6/1. Program fee: $95.00 includes cost of book. Out of district residents may register on 6/5.

Annual Summer Reading Club: Build A Better World!
Register to participate in the online Summer Reading Club for teens. Read for prizes and participate in programs offered throughout the summer. See our summer brochure for more information!

Summer Reading Club Kick-Off with Author Michael Northrop!
Wednesday, June 28, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Meet author Michael Northrop, a New York Times bestselling author who writes novels for middle grades to teens. His books have been named Best Children’s Books for the Year by the New York Public Library, the Los Angeles Public Library, and the Bank Street College of Education. Upon in-person or telephone registration, a complimentary copy of one of his books will be reserved in your name for signing during a reception. In-person and telephone registration begins 6/1. Grades 4 and up are welcome.

Brochures from HESC (New York State Higher Education Service Corporation) are now availiable in the Young Adult Room. Learn how to pay for college, repay student loans, and get information on special loans in addition to financial aid, as well as graduate/professional loans. Log onto the HESC website from the link on our web page.

Community Service Opportunities

The following is a list of agencies and organizations in Suffolk County that accept teen volunteers. Age eligibility varies by agency and some organizations do require parental supervision.

American Red Cross,
Doha Ali (516) 747-3500, ext. 218
14 years & older

Atria Senior Living- South Setauket
Karen Farrell (631) 473-8000
16 years & older

Avalon Park S.T.A.T.E Program,
Rebecca Kassay (631) 786-2605
13-18 years old

Bethel Hobbs Community Farm,
Denine (631) 619-7023,
11-18 years old (11-13 with parent)

The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind,
Judy Pisner (631) 930-9000
16 years & older

Habitat for Humanity,
Danielle - Outreach Coordinator (631) 924-4966, ext. 0
14 years & older

Long Island Blood Services,
Natalie Barnofsky (516) 478-5108
16 years & older

Long Island Cares,
Alisha Summers (631) 582-3663 ext 119
14 years & older

Long Island State Veterans Home at Stony Brook,
Susan Helmus (631) 444-8590
14-17 years old

Make-A-Wish Foundation,
Concetta Zinerco (631) 585-9474
All ages with parent

Mather Hospital,
Dottie Perricone (631) 476-2749
14 years & older

Peconic Bay Medical Center,
Lynne LaGrua (631)548-6021
15 years & older


Save-A-Pet: Port Jefferson,
Lynne Schoepfer (631) 473-6333
12 years & older

Special Olympics,
Diane Colonna (631) 254-1465, ext. 206
13 - 16 years with parent

St. Charles Hospital,
Connie Hanes (631) 474-6365
14 years & older

Stony Brook Hospital,
Kathleen Kress (631) 444-2610
14 years & older

Boy Scouts of America, Suffolk County Police Explorers,
Lauren Vlachos (631) 924-7000, ext. 137
14 - 20 years

Sunshine Prevention Center,
Carol Carter (631) 476-3099
14 years & older with enrollment in their current program

Town of Brookhaven- Adopt a Spot
Julia Wilson (631) 451-9200
All ages with parent

Town of Brookhaven Youth Bureau,
Josephine Lundie (631) 451-8026
11-18 years old

Phil (631) 891-1800 13-16 years old

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