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Smithtown Main Teen Programs

Battle of the Books
Wednesdays, June 24, July 1, 8, 15 and 22 • 3:30-5:00pm
Fridays, July 24 and 31 • 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 
Summer Concert Volunteers
Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6 & 13 • 6:00-8:00pm
The Friends of The Smithtown Library are seeking teen volunteers to help raise funds during the Family Summer Concert Series on the lawn at the Smithown Main Bulding. The Friends of The Smithtown Library is a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the resources of the Library. Please indicate which date(s) you wish to participate in when registering. Volunteers will receive 2 hours of community service per concert. August 27 is the designated raindate. Register. 
Book Buddies Volunteers
Monday, July 20 • 4:00-5:00pm (Training)
Wednesdays, July 22 and 29 • 4:4 -5:15pm
Monday, Aug 17 • 4:00-5:00pm (Training)
Wednesdays, Aug 19 and 26 • 4:00-5:00pm
Earn community service credit when you share a reading experience with your Little Book Buddy in grade k-grade 2. This is a rewarding experience for both big and little buddies. Please note there will be a mandatory training session for Big Book Buddies on Monday, July 20 for session 1 or Monday, Aug 17 for session 2. Space is limited; please indicate which session(s) you wish to attend when registering. Register
Super Bobblheads 
Wednesday, August 12 • 3:30-5:00pm 
If you're looking for a super creative project, you'll love this do-It-yourself bobble head craft! Teens will use paint, embellishments and a 1 1/4" photo brought from home or provided by us to personalize their bobblehead.Register















Kings Park Branch Teen Programs

Teen Gardening Club
Mondays, August 31 • 3:45-4:45pm
Tuesday, September 8, 29 • 3:30-4:30 pm
Mondays, September 14, 21, • 3:45-4:45pm
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
Geeks and Nerds Everywhere
Tuesday, September 29 • 7:00-8:00pm
Tuesday, October 20 • 7:00-8:00pm
Calling all geeks and nerds! Join us at our monthly meeting. All fandoms are welcome at G.A.N.E. where we discuss graphic novels, movies, books and television shows.Register 
SAT Review
Thursdays, September 3, 10, 17, 24 • 6:00-8:30pm
Over 2 million students will be taking the SATs this year; if you’re one of them, how prepared are you? This indispensable four-week course will be led by long time SAT instructors. Includes a study book. FEE: $88 per person. Registration is ongoing, space is limited. Register
Teen Volunteer Opportunity Animal Shelter Drive
Tuesday September 8 • 7:00-8:00 pm
Join us for a special Teen Volunteer Opportunity where we will be making posters and decorating donation boxes for our Animal Shelter Drive. We will also be making catnip toys for the feline residents of the shelter. Register
DIY Cracked Glass Glitter Magnets
Thursday, September 10 • 4:00-4:45 pm
Using cracked glass flat marbles and plenty of glitter we will make one-of-a-kind magnets to hold all your photos and important notes. Register
Teen Dessert Night
Tuesday, September 15 • 7:00-8:00 pm
Enjoy a sweet night of sweets and treats at the Library. We will be dipping various goodies in chocolate. Please Note: Please inform staff of any food allergies when registering. Register
Banned Book Tote Bags      
Monday, September 28 • 4:00-5:00 pm
In honor of Banned Books Week, come in and decorate a canvas tote bag to use to carry all of your banned books. Register
Junior LEGO® Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, September 30 • 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
Pocket Monsters
Tuesday, October 6 • 7:00-8:00pm
Using clay and your imagination create a little creature to carry with you wherever you go. All supplies are provided; just bring your creation home to bake. Register
Craft Buddies Volunteers
Thursday, October 15 • 3:45-4:450pm
Earn community service credit by assisting younger children in making a seasonal craft. Register
Science Buddies Volunteers
Monday, October 19 • 3:45-4:45pm
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 credit for community service. Register
Wednesday, October 21 • 4:00-5:00pm
To celebrate the season, learn how to make these creepy crawly origami creations. Register
Beach in a Bottle Necklaces
Thursday, October 22 • 4:00-4:45pm
Celebrate Teen Read Week, Get Away @ Your Library, by creating your own personal beach to carry with you. Register
Spooky STEM Volunteers
Monday, October 26 • 3:45-4:45pm
Join us for spooktacular volunteer program which pairs teens and children together to create STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities just in time for Halloween! Teens will receive one hour community service credit. Register
Scary Skull of Fun Cupcakes
Tuesday, October 27 • 7:00-8:30pm
Learn a new skill and create a full sized cake or three-cupcake size heads. Really impress your friends or really scare them, whichever comes first. Please Note: Please inform staff of any food allergies when registering. Register



Nesconset Branch Teen Programs

Craft Buddies Volunteers
Saturday, September 5• 10:15-11:15am
Earn community service credit by assisting younger children in making a seasonal craft. Register
Teen Volunteer Opportunity
Wednesday, September 16• 4:00-5:00pm
Teens can earn community service hours by making a craft for Seniors at a local nursing home. Register
Library Buddies Volunteers
Saturday, September 19• 10:45-11:45am
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
DIY Paint Chip Calendars
Thursday, September 24• 3:30-4:30pm
Design your own dry erase calender using paint chips and a picture frame. Register
Teen Volunteer Opportunity
Thursday, October 8• 3:30-4:30pm
Teens can earn community service hours by making a craft for Seniors at a local nursing home. Register
Halloween Candy Dish
Friday, October 16• 4:30-5:15pm
Come use your creativity to make your very own candy dish to display for Halloween. Register
College Planning Workshop
Wednesday, October 21• 7:00-9:00pm
Parents and High School students are invited to join the College Consultants as they discuss How to Prepare for a College Interview, Essay Writing Tips, What to look for on a College Visit and Financial Aid and Scholarship Advice. Register
Teen Volunteer Opportunity
Monday, October 26• 3:30-4:30pm
Teens can earn community service hours by making a craft for Seniors at a local nursing home. Register
Severed Pizza Hand
Wednesday, October 28• 7:00-8:15pm
Create dough then shape it, decorate it, and bring it home to bake. Then enjoy this grossly fun snack! Pizza will be served to snack on. Register








Commack Branch Teen Programs

Teen Volunteer Opportunity
Tuesday, August 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

No-Sew Recycled T-Shirt Tote Bag
Wednesday, August 19 • 4:00-5:00pm
Turn that plain old t-shirt into a cool tote bag. Learn how to create a tote bag using scissors, an old t-shirt & safety pins. Please bring one or two T-shirts. The Library will provide all other materials. Register


Teen Volunteer Opportunity
Tuesday, August 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

Banned Book Bingo
Monday, September 28 • 5:00-6:00 pm
Celebrate your freedom to read freely with a fun and informative game of "Banned Books Bingo" in recognition of Banned Books Week. Prizes will be awarded! Register

Personalized Lanyards
Monday, September 9 •4:00-5:00pm
Whether it is made for yourself or as a gift, lanyards are the perfect way to secure your keys, school ID, work badge or cell phone. Register

Teen Craft Night
Wednesday, September 16 • 4:00-5:00pm
Teens will be able to choose from a variety of crafts to create and take home! Register

Preparing for College Workshop
Tuesday, September 29 •7:00-8:00pm
Join the College Consultants as they discuss tips for writing a college essay/personal statement, what to look for on college tours, financial aid information and interviewing tips and questions. Register

Staff Pick


Tomorrow-Land: the 1964-65 World's Fair and the Transformation of America by Joseph Tirella

This year marks 50 years since the gates closed at the 1964-65 World's Fair in New York City. A New York Times bestseller, Tomorrow-Land, offers a vivid account of the Fair, a spectacle that embodied the innovation, lunacy, hope, and fear of a dramatic twenty-first century decade. Tomorrow-Land entertains, informs, and illustrates how the 1964-65 World’s Fair—inside its gates and just outside its gates—represents the cultural and political  pivots taken by New York City, America, and the world during the 1960s.

Summer Concert Series

2015 concerts

The Friends of The Smithtown Library would like to thank the community for another successful Dennis Cannataro Family Summer Concert Series.  Click here for more inforamtion about the Friends.

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)


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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 many household batteries in their garbage. For more information click here.




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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