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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.

September/October 2017

Registration for September programs begins on 9/1, online 9/2. October program registration begins on 10/2, online 10/3, unless otherwise noted.

Homework Help
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, and Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:30 PM, beginning on September 19.
Students in grades 6 and up can get free tutoring from experienced tutors. Please bring your homework assignments and textbooks for this outstanding service.


Join Teen Advisory Group (TAG)!
Saturday, September 16,10:00 – 11:00 AM
Help organize a canned cat food drive on Saturday October 14 for Kent Animal Shelter.
Saturday, October 14, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Volunteer to sit at the TAG collection table for the cat food drive.

Technology Clinic: Volunteers Needed
Tuesdays, September 19 & October 17 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 one-hour session.

Scarecrow Festival
Saturday September 16, 12:30 – 1:30 PM OR 2:00 – 3:00 PM

The Annual Halloween Party
Friday, October 27, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Art Club
Wednesdays, Sept. 13 & Oct. 11, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
September – Create a beautiful art portfolio to store your artwork.
October – Sketchbook Cover Design: learn about the art of cover design and design a beautiful cover for your sketchbook.

Writing Café, Grades 9-12
Tuesdays, Sept. 19 & Oct. 17, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Whatever your writing style: fan fiction, poetry, short stories, or epic romance, come join us for a creative experience. This is a judgement free zone.

SAT/ACT Prep Course
Wednesdays, September 20 – October 25, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Test taking strategies, skills, and scoring for the SAT/ACT exams. Students in grades 10-12 can register in person beginning 9/1. Program fee: $75.00. Out of district residents may register 9/5.

North Shore Public Library celebrates Teen Read Week, October 8-14 when teens are encouraged to “Unleash Your Story”. Celebrate reading for fun by taking advantage of reading in all its forms — books, magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more!

Long Island Hiking for Families
Thursday, October 19, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Join local hiking expert and enthusiast Lee McCallister as he shares the best hiking trails for families.

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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