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Summer Reading Programs for All Ages

early lit slogan       Jane Austen

Summer Reading Programs for all ages began on Monday, June 19! This year, the theme for children (birth-grade 5) and young adults (grade 6-12) is Build a Better World. Sign up at your local Library Branch for the children's reading programs. Young adults, click here for more information or to sign up online.

The theme for adults is Jane Austen 200, in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. Sign up for the adult program at the reference desk or click here to sign up online.

Kings Park Branch Teen Programs

Teen Gardening Club
Mondays, June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 14, 21, 28, September 11, 18 • 4:00-5:00pm
During this weekly club, teens will get their hands dirty as they plant and tend a vegetable garden at the Kings Park Library. We will learn how to plant, and care for vegetables and herbs that teens will be able to bring home when the time comes to harvest.  Please dress appropriately for working outside. Register
 

Comic Book Clock
Thursday, August 10 • 7:00-8:00pm
Tell time like a superhero! In this creative program we will make a collage from provided comic books to create a fun, colorful, working wall clock. Hour, minute, and second hands along with a battery are included. Register

Art Buddies Volunteers
Monday, August 14 • 3:30-4:30pm
Enjoy earning community service by spending an afternoon paired with a younger child for some art projects. Each teen will receive one hour of community service for participating. Register

Escape the Room
Thursday, August 17• 4:00-5:00pm
The Kings Park and Nesconset branches are joining forces to escape the room! Participants at each branch will work together via video chat to solve puzzles, find hidden keys, and piece together clues. It’s a race against the clock--which branch will be the first to escape? Register

Science Buddies Volunteers
Saturday, August 19 • 3:00-4:00pm
Join this innovative program which pairs teens and children together to work with simple, but awesome projects that explore science, engineering and math. Teens receive an hour of community service for participating. Register

Zumba for Teens
Monday, August 21• 5:00-6:00pm
Exercise while learning the hottest dance moves set to high-energy, Latin-inspired music. It’s a dance fitness party! Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring a bottle of water. Register

Teen Art Studio
Tuesday, August 22• 4:00-5:00pm
Enjoy a relaxing time in our Teen Art Studio. This month we will be decorating notebooks. Register

Game Buddies Volunteers
Tuesday, August 24• 3:00-4:00pm
Earn community service credit by playing fun board games with younger children. Each teen will receive one hour of community service for participating. Register

Teen Volunteer Opportunity
Wednesday, August 30 • 7:00-8:00pm
A variety of volunteer opportunities will be offered at the Library throughout the year. Each teen will receive one hour of community service. Register

Science Buddies Volunteers
Saturday, September 9 • 10:00-11:00 am
Join this innovative program which pairs teens and children to work with simple, but awesome projects that explore science, engineering and math. Teens receive an hour of community service for participating. Register

Book Buddies Teen Volunteers
Wednesday, September 13 • 4:00-5:00pm
Earn community service by reading to a younger book buddy. It is a rewarding experience that you won't want to miss. Each teen will receive one hour of community service. Register

Game Buddies Volunteers
Saturday, September 16• 3:00-4:00pm
Earn community service credit by playing fun board games with younger children. Each teen will receive one hour of community service for participating. Register

Art Buddies Volunteers
Monday, September 25 • 3:45-4:45pm
Enjoy earning community service by spending an afternoon paired with a younger child for some art projects. Each teen will receive one hour of community service for participating. Register

Banned Books Week BINGO
Wednesday, September 27 • 5:30-6:30 pm
In celebration of Banned Books Week, join us for a special BINGO game about our favorite banned books while winning fun prizes and eating snacks. Register

Nesconset Branch Teen Programs

Blood Drive Volunteers
Wednesday, June 28 • 1:00-7:00pm
Help out in a big way, volunteer your time with the blood drive. You will assist with signing in patrons and escorting them after donating. Teens can register for one or more one hour time slot. Register
 
All about Henna for Teens
Friday, June 30 • 4:00-5:00pm
Create your own beautiful henna tattoos while learning about this traditional art form. Henna tattoos are not permanent, but will last for a few weeks so please make sure you are prepared for this commitment. All participants must have a permission slip filled out by a parent/guardian. Register
 
Beatboxing with Jester Jim 
Wednesday, July 5• 4:00-5:00pm 
Ever want to learn to play the drums… with your mouth?  Come learn the art of beatboxing (vocal percussion) with entertainer and comedian Jester Jim. Register
 
Recipe for fun Volunteers
Thursday, July 6• 11:00-12:00pm 
Work with children to make slime, putty and play-dohRegister
 
Chess Buddies Volunteers
Tuesday, July 11• 2:15-3:15pm 
Teach younger children how to play chess. You do not have to be a chess expert to volunteer! There will be a 30-minute tutorial at the beginningRegister
 
Teen Sketch -n- Stretch
Tuesday, July 11• 6:30-7:30pm 
Sketch and Stretch offers a unique program that combines art and yoga for teens.  The program begins with yoga for focus and is followed by an art lesson.  Each participant will leave with a completed mini canvas painting. Register
 
Ice Cream Science
Friday, July 14• 2:30-3:30pm 
Participants will experience chemistry at its best as they transform simple ingredients into delicious ice cream! Register
 
Getting Ready to Babysit
Tuesday, July 18• 4:00-7:00pm 
This course is designed to help tweens and teens develop the skills necessary for the responsibility of being a sitter - child safety, developmental stages of childhood and how to plan activities that are age appropriate. Hands-on activities and course certification are included. A non-refundable fee of $17 for each particpant is due at registration which begins June 5 at 10am. Registration is limited to 24 participants, so sign up early if you are interested in this valuable program. Register
 
DIY Spa Night for Teens
Wednesday, July 19• 7:00-8:00pm 
Come join us for an evening of pampering as we create our own DIY bath bombs and body scrubs. Since we will be using essential oils, please note any allergies upon registration. Register
 
Library Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, July 26• 3:00-4:00pm 
Earn community service by being paired with a young child to assist him/her with reading and an art project. Each teen will receive one hour of community service. Register
 
Tinker Thinker Volunteers
Thursday, July 27• 3:00-4:00pm 
Children will explore art and science activities to express creativity and build problem solving skills. Register
 
Taste Test Challenge for Teens
Monday, July 31• 7:00-8:00pm 
Can you taste the difference between store brand and name brand cookies, soda, and other snacks? Can you guess the different flavors of chips just by taste alone? Come put your taste buds to the test to become the ultimate Taste Test Champion. (This program may not be suitable for those with food allergies). Register
 
Library Buddies Volunteers
Tuesday, August 8• 3:00-4:00pm 
Earn community service by being paired with a young child to assist him/her with reading and an art project. Each teen will receive one hour of community service. Register
 
Recycla-Build Volunteers
Friday, August 11• 3:00-4:00pm 
Earn community service by assisting a younger child in building with a twist.  They will use all recyclable materials to construct ideas from their imaginations. Register
 
DIY Spa Night for Teens
Wednesday, August 16• 7:00-8:00pm 
Come join us for an evening of pampering as we create our own DIY bath bombs and body scrubs. Since we will be using essential oils, please note any allergies upon registration. Register
 
Escape the Room 
Thursday, August 17• 4:00-5:00pm 
The Kings Park and Nesconset branches are joining forces to escape the room! Participants at each branch will work together via video chat to solve puzzles, find hidden keys and piece together clues. It’s a race against the clock--which branch will be the first to escape?! Register
 
Marble Mazes for Teens
Saturday, August 19• 1:00-2:00pm 
In this fun and interactive STEM program teens design, build and test their own marble mazes using common household items. Each teen will create a unique maze to take home. Register
 
Summer Daze Volunteers
Friday, August 25• 4:15-5:15pm 
Enjoy the outdoors while helping children play hopscotch, jump rope and make simple summer crafts. Register
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Commack Branch Teen Programs

Battle of the Books
Tuesday, August 1, 8 • 4:00-5:30pm 
Thursdays, August 3, 10 • 4:00-5:30pm 
The Battle of the Books is a county-wide competition for young adults who wish to represent their public library. The competition will take place on Saturday, August 12 at Stony Brook University. Teams will answer trivia questions based on eight different books and score points for their team with each correct answer. To be eligible to participate, you must be entering grades 6-9; you must be able to attend meetings and must be ready for a summer of reading fun. Register
 
Chess Buddies Volunteers
Friday, August 4 • 4:00-5:00pm
Tuesday, August 15 • 4:00-5:00pm 
Teach younger children how to play chess. You do not have to be a chess expert to volunteer! There will be a 30-minute tutorial at the beginning. Each teen will receive one hour of community service. Register
 
Book Buddies Teen Volunteers
Monday, August 7 • 4:00-5:00pm 
Earn community service by reading to a younger book buddy. It is a rewarding experience that you won't want to miss. Each teen will receive one hour of community service. Register
 
Wax Candle Art
Tuesday, August 8 • 7:00-8:00pm 
Using granulated wax teens will make these interesting sand art candles to take home. Register
 
Rubber Stamp Workshop
Wednesdays, August 9, 16 4:30-5:30pm 
Teens will learn how to carve rubber stamps in this fun workshop. Please come to the first week with a simple bold 3”x3” image to carve into the rubber with linoleum carving tools. Register
 
Stained Glass Window Clings
Thursday, August 17  4:30-5:30pm 
Create a beautiful faux stained glass window by coloring these window clings that will stick to any window. Register
 
Junior LEGO® Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, August 23 4:00-5:00pm
Be paired with a younger child and help him/her with their LEGO® creation. Each teen will receive one hour of community service. Register
 
Bridge Building Competition Volunteers
Thursday, August 24 4:00-5:00pm 
Using tape and straws teens will assist younger children in creating bridges that will be put to the test! Each teen will receive one hour of community service. Register
 
Junior LEGO® Buddies Volunteers
September 5 • 4:00-5:00pm 
Be paired with a younger child and help him/her with their LEGO® creation.  Each teen will receive one hour of community service. Register
 
Clay Charms
Wednesday, September 13 • 4:30-5:30pm
Using oven baked clay, some jewelry findings and your imagination we will create little charms. Register
 
Book Buddies Teen Volunteers
Thursday, September 14 • 4:00-5:00pm 
Earn community service by reading to a younger book buddy.  It is a rewarding experience that you won't want to miss. Each teen will receive one hour of community service. Register
 
Coastal Cleanup at the Kings Park Bluffs
Sunday, September 17 • 9:30-12:00pm Off-Site
Join us in making a difference in our community by ridding the Kings Park Bluffs of harmful trash that makes its way into the water and damages sea life.  We will meet at the Kings Park Bluffs to join A Voice For the Bluffs to collect, weigh and catalog the garbage found.  Teens will earn community service for their time and must have a parent or guardian sign a permission slip which can be picked up at the reference desk.  Teens must have their own transportation to and from the bluffs.  Register
 
ACT ReviewTuesdays
September 19, 26 • 6:00-8:30pm
Over 1 million students will be taking the ACTs this year; if you’re one of them, how prepared are you? This indispensable 4-week course will be led by long time ACT instructors. FEE: $88 per person. Register
 
Chess Buddies Volunteers
Monday September 25 • 4:00-5:00pm
Teach younger children how to play chess. You do not have to be a chess expert to volunteer! There will be a 30-minute tutorial at the beginning.  Each teen will receive one hour of community service. Register
 
Banned Book Tote Bags
Wednesday, September 27 • 5:00-6:00pm
In honor of Banned Books Week, come in and decorate a canvas tote bag to use to carry all of your banned books. Register

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3 Indian Head Road
Commack, NY 11725
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Kings Park Branch

One Church Street
Kings Park, NY 11754
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Nesconset Branch

148 Smithtown Boulevard
Nesconset, NY 11767
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One North Country Road
Smithtown, NY 11787
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