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North Shore Publich Library

Young Adult Programs

For a listing of all our Programs, click here.

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In Library Programs

  • Late Arrival Guidelines: A grace period of 10 minutes will be given to patrons attending a program. Admittance after this arrival time is at the discretion of the library staff.

Below you will find all YA programs through June, including their registration dates and other information!

SAT Prep, Grades 6-12

Wednesdays, March 20-May 22, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Nonrefundable Program fee: $200 cash or check, in-person registration required.  During this ten-session course, tutors from Reach for the Stars Tutoring will focus on major SAT concepts, test-taking skills and time management strategies for the new digital SAT. Please bring writing instruments and highlighters. SAT prep book will be provided.

  • Register/Pay Fee In Person Beginning 2/1

National Library Week Book-A-Day Raffle, April 7-13, 2024

We will sponsor a Book-a-Day raffle in recognition of National Library Week.  Enter the adult, young adult, or children’s raffle each time you visit the library. There will be three raffle winners each day (one from each age category).

April Programs!

Community Service: Teen Advisory Group Meeting, Grades 6-12

Saturday, April 20, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Join our Teen Advisory Group and earn one hour of community service as we brainstorm new programs and help around the library.

Croissant Stuffed French Toast with Strawberry and Cream Cheese, Grades 6-12

Saturday, April 20, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Have brunch at the Library and Join Chef Rob Scott as we make Croissant Stuffed French Toast with Strawberry Preserves and Italian Cream Cheese. Please bring a water bottle to class.

Dog Appreciation Month Art, Grades 6-12

Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

April is dog appreciation month! Bring in a favorite photo of your dog(s) from home and we will create a beautiful work of art featuring your dog(s)!

Movie Night, Grades 6-12

Thursday, April 25, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Join us as we snack and watch The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (PG, 99 minutes).

Battle of the Books 2024, Entering Grades 6-9

Wednesdays June 12, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, & August 7, 7:00-8:30 PM

  • Final Battle: Friday, August 9, 5:00 – 9:00 PM @ Hyatt Regency in Hauppauge

Join us as we read six books this summer and prepare for a giant trivia game against other libraries in Suffolk County! Check out our YA Instagram – @nsplibraryteens, on Wednesday, 5/1, when we announce the six titles. Registration begins 5/1, books will be available to pick-up on that date. This program is for teens entering grades 6-9 in Fall 2024.

May Programs!

Community Service: Lavender Sachets to Donate, Grades 6-12

Thursday, May 16, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Earn one hour of community service by creating lavender sachets to donate to senior citizens.

Community Service: Teen Advisory Group Meeting, Grades 6-12

Saturday, May 18, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Join our Teen Advisory Group and earn one hour of community service as we brainstorm new programs and help around the library.

Flower Arranging, Grades 6-12

Tuesday, May 28, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Decorate a mug, and use fresh flowers to create a one of a kind arrangement!

Adventure Begins at Your Library

Beginning on Thursday, 6/20, earn a raffle entry and croc charm for every book you read and review. Registration begins on 6/1, and registration bags and review slips will be available for pick-up. Find more information about prizes and book reviews on our website, or our YA Instagram – @nsplibraryteens!

June Programs!

Getting Ready to Babysit!, Grades 6-8

Saturday, June 8, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

This course is designed to help teens develop the skills necessary for the responsibility of being a sitter—child safety, developmental stages of children and how to plan activities that are age appropriate. Course certification will be awarded. For teens in grades 6-8.

Adventure Jars, Grades 6-12

Monday, June 17, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Create and decorate a jar filled with adventures for your summer!

Grilled Chicken Panini, Grades 6-12

Tuesday, June 25, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Join Chef Rob Scott for dinner at the library! We will be making grilled chicken panini topped with baby spinach, mozzarella and roasted red peppers! Please bring your own drink to enjoy with dinner.

Going to a Picnic Painting, Grades 6-12

Wednesday, July 3, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Celebrate July 4th with a happy patriotic gnome painting. Registration begins 6/20.

Take and Make Programs

For a full listing of the upcoming Take and Make programs, please click the link below. Registration dates are listed next to each programs registration link.


Below are four examples of the amazing Brainfuse! Whether it be for homework help, college resources and application help, games, interview prep for jobs, and even resume help, Brainfuse is the very valuable and helpful resource to check out. Click the following link to get to Brainfuse, and take a look below for some of the important topics Brainfuse can help with!

Brainfuse College Now Front Page

Brainfuse – CollegeNow: From 2:00 – 11:00 PM (Monday-Thursday) patrons can meet a licensed school guidance counselor regarding college applications, admissions interviews, essay writing, and FAFSA help. High School Juniors and Sophomores may find this platform helpful as it also contains resources on how to begin the application process, how to find the right college, and how to fill out an application!

Student working on computer with Learn Anytime anywhere textBrainfuse – HelpNow: No matter where you are, get free live online homework help, play games, take practice tests, and learn. Connect with a live tutor from any device with an internet connection.



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Brainfuse – JobNow: The best way to have a successful interview is to be prepared. Connect with a JobNow interview coach to practice interviewing and learn tips to help you prepare.



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Brainfuse – VetNow: A great resume is essential to landing the right job and there are elements that will help you stand out from other applicants. Use the VetNow resume help to connect with a resume coach or use the resume lab for a free professional resume review.



Young Adult Book Lists!

Community Service Opportunities

For a variety of options regarding community service or volunteering opportunities, click the below link. New opportunities are added when they come up!

19 Webcomics To Keep Kids and Teens Engaged

If you are looking for ways to keep your comics-loving kids and teens occupied, try these free webcomics promise to eat up hours of time.

Long Island Aquarium Learning Resources & Crafts

Long Island Aquarium Educators have designed age-appropriate learning resources and activities for grades K-12. The lesson plans focus on the animals found at Long Island Aquarium and highlight their taxonomy and adaptations. While they can be used solely in the classroom, these lesson plans also include activities specifically for use when touring the Aquarium.

Teen Services

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