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get caught reading          
Get Caught Reading Month is a nationwide campaign to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read! The Smithtown Library is looking for patrons who are "caught" reading throughout the month of May. 
 
 
All posters will also be featured on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Smithtown Main Teen Programs

Top 5 Mistakes Students Make on College Application Essays
Wednesday, May 6 • 7:00-8:00pm
College Application Essays are more important than ever before. Essay expert Randy Levin will offer a clear understanding of the essay process and demonstrate how yo umay set yourself apart from other candidates. Parents and guardians of college-bound students are encouraged to attend. 
 
Teen Volunteer Opportunity - Book Sale Room
Mondays, May 4 & 18 • 6:00-7:00pm
The Friends of The Smithtown LIbrary are looking for teen volunteers to keep their sale room in order. Tasks include: straghtning of sale items on shelves, alphabetizing books, boxing books for shipment and more. Space is limited. 
 
May Clay Monster Keychain
Wednesday, May 27 • 4:00 - 5:00pm
Create a cute or comical monster charm using air-dry clay, markers, point soem hardwaer an your imagination. Register
 
Superhero I-Spy Mural Volunteers
Fridays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26 • 3:30 - 5:00pm
Mondays, July 13 and 20 • 3:30 - 5:00pm
Help us transform a blank 4' x 8' foamcore poster board into a remarkable mural celebrating this year's superhero inspired summer reading club theme: Unmask! Teen volunteers will plan the mural's design, comb through various resources to select images, sketch and trace iconic images onto the poster board then add color and creativity to the artwork. The finished mural will be displayed in the Smithtown building's lower level throughout the month of August. The mural will the subject of an I-Spy competition and raffle for all age groups. If you wish to participate in both the Monday and Friday sessions you must register for both sessions, volunteers will receive a community service confirmation form.Register.
 
Common Core Algebra 1 Regents Review
Monday, June 8 • 6:30 - 8:30pm
Prepare for this year's regents exam with a certified instructor. Review materials will be given out at the class. Registration is ongoing for Smithtown Library card holders, out-of-district residents may register beginning May 18. Register
 
Global History Regents Review
Thursday, June 11 • 4:00 - 6:00pm
Prepare for this year's regents exam with a certified instructor. Review materials will be given out at the class. Registration is ongoing for Smithtown Library card holders, out-of-district residents may register beginning May 18. Register.
 
Earth Science Regents Review
Monday, June 15 • 3:30 - 5:30pm
Prepare for this year's regents exam with a certified instructor. Review materials will be given out at the class. Registartion is ongoing for Smithtown Library card holders, out-of-district residents may register beginning May 18. Register
 
Chemistry Regents Review
Wednesday, June 17 • 3:30 - 5:30pm
Prepare for this year's regents exam with a certified instructor. Review materials will be given out at the class. Registration is ongoing for Smithtown Library card holders, out-of-district residents may register beginning May 18.Register
 
Battle of the Books
Wednesdays, June 24, July 1, 8, 15 and 22 • 3:30 - 5:00pm
Fridays, July 24 and 32 • 4:00-5:00pm
The Battle of the Books is a countywide "game-show" style competition. The questions are based on teh 8 titles scheduled to be revealed on May 15. Teens entering grades 6 - 9 may sign up to participate beginning June 1. Each Smithtown team will choose its own name and hold practices leading up to the Mock Battle which will be held at the Smithtown Building on Monday, July 27 at 3:00pm. Only six players will be eligible to represent the Smithtown team at the Saturday, Aug 1 competition at Stony Brook University. Register 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kings Park Branch Teen Programs

Geeks and Nerds Everywhere
Tuesday, May 19 • 7:00-8:00pm
Tuesday, June 23 • 7:00-8:00pm
Calling all geeks and nerds! Join us at our monthly meetings. All fandoms are welcome at G.A.N.E. where we discuss graphic novels, movies, books and television shows. Register
 
Teen Volunteer Opportunity CANCELLED
Monday, May 4 • 4:00-5:00pm
A variety of volunteer opportunities will be offered at the Library throughout the year. Teens will receive community service credit for participation in each program.
 
Book Roses for Teens
Tuesday, May 12 •7:00-8:00pm
Learn how to make these recycled roses from old book pages. All supplies will be provided. Register
 
Book Buddies Teen Volunteers
Thursday, May 14 • 3:30-4:30pm
Thursday, May 21 • 4:00-4:30pm
Earn community service by reading to a younger book buddy. It is a rewarding experience that you won't want to miss. Teens must attend both sessions and the half hour training on May 14 to participate in the Book Buddies Volunteer program at our Kings Park Branch and Smithtown Main Building. Register
 
Watercolors for Teens
Wednesday, May 27 • 4:00-5:00pm
Have fun painting with watercolors in this open studio time. All materials will be provided. Register
 
Teen Gardening Club
Mondays, June 1, 15, 22, 29 • 3:45-4:45pm
Tuesday, June 9 • 3:30-4:30pm
In this club, teens will get their hands dirty as they install and tend a new vegetable garden at the Kings Park Library. We will also learn many aspects of gardening while tending to the beautiful butterfly garden out front. Community service hours will be awarded for hours worked in the gardens. Please dress appropriately for working outside. Thank you to the Kings Park Hardware store for supporting our Teen Gardening Club. Register
 
Living Environment Regents Review
Tuesday, June 9 • 6:00-8:00 pm
Prepare for this year’s regents exam with a certified instructor. Review materials will be given out at the class. Cash, check, money order or online for $10.00 made out to the Smithtown Library is due at in-person registration. Registration begins May 4 for Smithtown residents and May 18 for all out of district residents. Register
 
Junior LEGO® Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, June 10 • 3:45-4:45pm
Come and be paired with a younger child and help them with their LEGO® creation. Teens will earn one hour of community service for participating in this program. Register
 
Battle of the Books
Thursdays, June 11, 18, 25 • 3:30-5:00pm
This County-wide competition is intended for young adults who will be entering grades 6-9 in September of 2014. Teens must read 8 books and answer trivia questions about the books. Tryouts will determine who will make the final team of 6. Register 
 
Junior Makerspace Volunteers
Saturday, June 13 • 3:00-4:00pm
Join this volunteer program and help young children tinker in this one of a kind lab that explores science, simple mechanics, elements of design and other creative projects. Each teen will be paired with a child to make a unique creation. Register
 
Paracords for Troops          
Tuesday, June 30 • 7:00-8:00pm
Teens will learn how to makes these paracord bracelets to donate to the troops. Each teen will earn one hour of community service. Register

Nesconset Branch Teen Programs

Training and Working with Search and Rescue Dogs for Teens
Thursday, April 23• 7:00-8:00pm
Learn what it takes to train and work with search and rescue dogs.  Officers from the SCPD Canine Unit will share what it takes to train dogs for tracking, area searches, article and evidence recovery, and handler protection.  In addition, each dog at some point in their career is trained in explosives, narcotics, or human remains detection.  Please bring a dog food item as a donation and earn one-hour of community service.  Register
  
Cookie Chicks for Teens
Friday, April 24• 4:00-5:00pm
Celebrate spring and make your own edible chick. These delicious delights will be created with cookies, candy and other sweet treats.  All materials will be provided. Please let us know if you have any food allergiesRegister
 
ACT Review
Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20 and 27• 6:00-8:30pm
Are you taking the ACT's this year; if you are, how prepared are you? This indispensable 4-week course will be led by ACT instructors. Includes a study book. FEE: $88 (non-refundable) per person by cash, check, money order or online with credit card payable to The Smithtown Library. Space is limited. Out-of District Residents may register beginning April 29 space permitting.  Register
 
Family Talk
Tuesday, May 12• 7:00-8:00pm
The Smithtown Youth Bureau will be presenting a fun, family night out for parents AND their middle school-age children. Family talk is designed to help families learn to communicate and understand each other in different ways.  Adults and kids think completely differently and conflicts occur as a result.  Come and learn through fun communication games and activities, how to make talking with your kids easier and more enjoyable.  Refreshments will be served. Register
 
American Girl Tea Party Volunteers
Monday, May 18• 4:15-5:15pm
Earn community service for assisting children with crafts in the American Girl Tea Party program!  Register
 
Teen Volunteer Opportunity
Tuesday, May 19• 4:00-5:00pm
Teens can earn community service hours!  Register
 
Spring Wreath for Teens
Friday, May 22• 4:00-5:00pm
Come make a wreath using a variety of patterned scrapbook paper.  Add your own special touch with different bows and embellishments.  All materials will be provided. Register

Celebrate Mom
Saturday, May 23• 10:00-11:00am
Join us for a light breakfast as we celebrate our moms or someone special.  We will make a bath sugar scrub and picture frame to give as a gift or to keep for yourself.  Register

 

 

 

 

 


 

Commack Branch Teen Programs

 
Zumba for Teens
Thursday, May 14 • 6:00-7:00pm
Join instructor Meredith Cooper as she teaches you the hottest dance moves set to high-energy, Latin-inspired music with Salsa, Merengue, Cha Cha, Samba and Hip Hop.  Some people think of Zumba as exercise, some as a dance class… we think of it as fun night out!  Join the party!  Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring a bottle of water. Register
 

Ceramic Heart Tile Craft
Wednesday, May 13 • 4:00-5:00pm     
Customize a delightful ceramic heart with paint, markers and embellishments for a personalized gift or for yourself! Register

 

Teen Volunteer Opportunity
Friday, May 23 • 4:30-5:30pm
Monday, May 19 • 4:30-5:30pm
A variety of volunteer opportunities will be offered at the Library throughout the year.  Teens in grade 6 through grade 12 will receive community service credit for each program. Register

 
 
 
 

Staff Pick

1491      

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

by Charles C. Mann

 

Did you know...

 

In 1491 there were probably more people living in the Americas than in Europe? Native Americans were the first in the world to genetically engineer food crops? Tenochtitlán, the capital city of the Aztec empire, not only dwarfed all European cities in population, but had running water, beautiful botanical gardens, and immaculately clean streets?
Charles C. Mann's 1491 radically alters our understanding of the New World before the arrival of Christopher Columbus with startling facts based on the latest scientific discoveries.

SuffolkWeb Email Service

SuffolkWeb was implemented in 1996 as an effort to bring Internet access into the homes of library patrons. After nearly 20 years, Suffolk Cooperative Library System will be ending the patron supplied eMail addresses on December 31st, 2015. For more information about retrieving your email from our system, please refer to the website:
This website will have instructions on downloading your messages and, in some instances, how to copy them to your new provider.
The Smithtown Library and Suffolk Cooperative Library System wants to thank you for sticking with this outdated system with its limitations and hope that your transition to a new provider goes smoothly.

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Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
(September - May;
Smithtown & Commack only)

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Recycle Station

The Smithtown Library collects the following items for recycling:
- Cell Phones
- Eyeglasses
The Library no longer accepts batteries for recycling. The Town of Smithtown now allows residents to dispose of household batteries in their garbage.

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The Smithtown Library

Long Island's Largest Library Serving the Communities of Smithtown:
Commack, Fort Salonga, Hauppauge, Head of the Harbor, Kings Park, Nesconset, Nissequogue, Saint James, Smithtown, Village of the Branch

Commack Branch

3 Indian Head Road
Commack, NY 11725
631-360-2480
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Kings Park Branch

One Church Street
Kings Park, NY 11754
631-360-2480
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Nesconset Branch

148 Smithtown Boulevard
Nesconset, NY 11767
631-360-2480
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Smithtown Main Building

One North Country Road
Smithtown, NY 11787
631-360-2480
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