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eBooks for adults, teens & children 
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for adults, teens & children
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audiobooks from Recorded Books

Video & Music

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indie films anytime, anywhere.  

Apps & Software


Need help downloading digital content onto your portable device? Give The Smithtown Library a call at 631-360-2480 for assistance, or try one of these helpful websites:

Get instructions for downloading to the most popular devices:

Book Discussion Groups

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Looking to join a book discussion group?
We have several to choose from at The Smithtown Library.

Click here for a complete list of book discussion groups. 


Smithtown Main Teen Programs

Teen Publishing Talk
Monday, December 29 • 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Ever wonder what it takes to be a published writer? Come chat with local author Eliza Tilton about pursuing your writing dreams. Free book swag for attendees and one mystery door prize. Register
Teen Tech 101 Volunteers
Wednesday, January 7 • 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, January 21 • 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Earn community service at the Library by helping adults learn more about their cell phones, smart phones or e-readers. Join us for one session or both. Register
Teen Volunteer Opportunity: Book Sale Room
Monday, January 12 • 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Monday, January 26 • 6:00 - 7:00 PM
The Friends of The Smithtown Library are looking for teen volunteers to keep their sale room in order. Tasks may include: straightening of shelves, alphabetizing books, boxing books for shipment and more. Please call Mr. Salas at 631-360-2480 x128 with your questions. Register
Decorate Your Own Snow Globe
Wednesday, January 14 • 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Bring a little winter fun indoors by making yoiur own snow globe then customize your globe with paint. Space is limited.Register
Clay Owl Craft
Wednesday, January 28 • 4:00 - 5:00 PM
A group of owls is called a parliament. A group of teens making owl decorations out of clay is called parliamentertainment. Find out which is true when you visit with us at this craft program. Register
Teen Volunteer Opportunity: An Hour of Code
Friday, January 16 • 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Friday, January 23 • 4:00 - 5:00 PM
No computer programming experience necessary, some computer knowledge is a must. Teen volunteers will learn to use Tynker.com's programming puzzles, learn how to offer assistance and apply what they have learned when coaching someone through a progamming puzzle. Volunteers must attend both sessions. Space is limited.Register
An Hour of Code: Candy Quest
Friday, January 23 • 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Visit the LearnLab for an hour of drag and drop coding. The puzzles that will be used are designed to teach teens computational thining and the basics of computer programming. Teens will be exposed to programming concepts like: repetition, conditional logic, pattern recognition, abstraction and automation. Space is limited.Register
SAT Review
Mondays, February 2, 9, 23 and March 2 • 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Over 2 million students will be taking the SATs this year, how prepared are you? This indispensable 4-week course will be led by long time SAT instructors. Includes study book. Fee: $88 (non-refundable) per person by check, money order or online with credit card payable to The Smithtown Library. Out-of-district patrons may register beginning January 5. Smithtown cardholders may register today. Register













Kings Park Branch Teen Programs

Geeks and Nerds Everywhere
Tuesday, February 17 • 7:00-8:00pm
Tuesday, March 24 • 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. No registration required.
Teen Volunteer Opportunity
Thursday, January 29• 4:00-5:00pm
Tuesday, February 24 • 7:00-8:00pm
A variety of volunteer opportunities will be offered at the Library throughout the year. Teens will receive community service credit for each program attended Register
Book Bees
Monday, January 26 • 4:00-5:00pm The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd  CANCELLED
Thursday, February 26 • 4:00-5:00pm Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Calling all teens! Join us for book discussion that’s all your own. You pick the books, you ask the questions. Register
Junior Makerspace Volunteers
Monday, February 9 • 3:45-4:45pm
Monday, March 16 • 3:45-4:45pm
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 child to make a unique creation. Register
Teen Art Studio
Tuesday, February 10 • 4:00-5:00pm
This month we will use our painting and doodling skills to use decorating little ceramic owl banks. Make a realistic one or get creative and paint or draw something abstract. All materials will be provided. Register
Valentine Sweets for Teens
Thursday, February 12 • 4:00-5:00pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day by making a sweet treat to eat or give to a special someone. We will be decorating plain cupcakes with all different kinds of delicious things. Please note: Please let staff know about any allergies when registering. Register
Junior LEGO® Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, March 11 • 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
Game on for Teens
Thursday, March 19 •4:00-5:00pm
Unplug and kick back with some really cool board games. Bring some friends and come and play games like 7 Wonders, King of Tokyo, Incan Gold and others. Register
Teen Art Studio
Thursday, March 26 • 4:00-5:00pm
Who says coloring is just for children? This month in Teen Art Studio we will be coloring old school velvet posters. Register

Nesconset Branch Teen Programs

Library Buddies Volunteers
Friday, January 2• 3-4pm
Saturday, January 31• 10:15-11:15am
Earn community service by being paired with a young child to assist them with reading and an art project.  All participants will receive 1 hour of community service. Register
American Girl Tea Party Volunteers
Friday, January 16• 4:15-5:15pm
Earn community service for assisting children with crafts in the American Girl Tea Party program!  Register
Junior Makerspace Volunteers
Saturday, January 24• 10:15-11:15am
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 child to make a unique creation.  Register
Monogrammed Mugs for Teens
Wednesday, January 28• 7-8pm
Take an ordinary mug and turn it into a one of a kind creation.  We will use sharpie markers to create your very own monogrammed mug. Register
Penguin Lightbulbs
Friday, February 20• 7:00-8:00pm
Come join us as we create a penguin out of an ordinary lightbulb.  All supplies with be provided.  Register








Commack Branch Teen Programs

 Book Buddies Volunteers
Thursday, January 29 • 5:00-6:00pm
Earn community service by reading to a younger book buddy who is in grade K-grade 2.  It is a rewarding experience that you won’t want to miss. Register


Teen Writer’s Club
Friday, January 30 • 4:00-5:00pm
Do you love to write? Share your stories, poems and more with other teens and get feedback on your work. If you have written in the past, bring your pieces with you!  Discover the writer inside of you! Snacks will be provided.  Register


Valentines for the Homebound
Tuesday, February 3• 4:00-5:00pm
Create valentines to send to homebound patrons of The Smithtown Library’s Commack Branch through the Books by Mail program. Community service credit will be given. Register

Teen Volunteer Opportunity
Wednesday, February 18 • 4:00-5:00pm
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


Book Buddies Volunteers
Thursday, February 19 • 4:00-5:00pm
Earn community service by reading to a younger book buddy who is in grade K-grade 2.  It is a rewarding experience that you won’t want to miss. Register


DIY Slap Bracelets
Monday, March 10• 6:30-7:30pm
Slap bracelets are a lot more fun when you get to slap on your own design. Teens are invited to get creative and create their own slap bracelets! All materials provided by the Library. Register


Craft Buddies Volunteers
Monday, March 23  • 4:00-5:00pm
Earn community service credit by assisting younger children in making a seasonal craft. Register
Craft Buddies Volunteers
Monday, April 13  • 6:00-7:00pm
Earn community service credit by assisting younger children in making a seasonal craft. Register

Staff Pick

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Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, a graphic memoir of caring for aging parents by popular New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, is both heartbreaking and bitingly funny. The book has topped the Best Books of 2014 lists in Newsday, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and has been named a finalist for the National Book Award in Nonfiction.

Book A Librarian

Any Smithtown Library cardholder can make an appointment with a librarian for one-on-one training in various library and computer topics. We offer 30 minute sessions in the following areas:
- Using the Library Catalog
- Introduction to Library Databases
- Downloadable eBooks and/or Audiobooks
- eReader and Tablet Demonstrations
- Introduction to Social Networking sites
- And more!
For information or to make an appointment, please call the Smithtown Main Building at 360-2480, ext. 120.
We also offer Book a Children's Librarian.  For more information call the Smithtown Main Building at 360-2480 ext. 140 or the Commack Branch at 360-2480 ext. 340.

Library Hours

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


man with cameraLibrary staff may take photographs or video recordings at Library programs for use in publicity. This includes use in our Newsletter, website, Facebook or Twitter pages. Please inform us if you do not want photos or videos taken of you or your child.

Recycle Station

All Branches of The Smithtown Library collect the following items for recycling:
- Non-rechargeable Batteries
- Cell Phones
- Eyeglassesrecycle




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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

Kings Park Branch

One Church Street
Kings Park, NY 11754

Nesconset Branch

148 Smithtown Boulevard
Nesconset, NY 11767

Smithtown Main Building

One North Country Road
Smithtown, NY 11787