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Summer Reading Programs for All Ages

early lit slogan       Jane Austen

Summer Reading Programs for all ages begin 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.

Smithtown Main Building Teen Programs

Star Wars 40th Anniversary I-Spy 
June 1-30 (All ages)
Visit the lower level of the Smithtown Building to view the Star Wars 40th Anniversary I-Spy Mural created by our teen volunteers. While viewing the artwork, try to spy all of the iconic Star Wars related items listed on our I-Spy raffle forms. There are raffle forms for Children up to grade 5, Young Adults up to grade 12 and Adults. Submit your completed I-Spy raffle form for a chance to win a gift certificate. One winner will be selected at random from each age group in July.
Build Your Own World Cupcake
Monday, June 19 • 6:00-7:00pm
The Baking Coach is back for an entertaining cupcake decorating lesson. This time teens will be building a world cupcake. Register
Giant Jenga Block Building Volunteers
Wednesday, June 21 • 3:30-5:00pm
Earn community service by helping us build extremely large Jenga blocks for our upcoming Giant Jenga and Pizza program.  Register
Giant Jenga and Pizza
Wednesday, June 28 • 6:00-7:30pm
Start the Summer Reading Club season off by challenging your friends to an over-the-top game of Giant Jenga while enjoying pizza and music. Thanks to our teen volunteers for assembling the Giant Jenga blocks.Register
Book Sale Room Volunteers
Monday, July 10 • 4:00-5:00pm
Monday, July 24 • 4:00-5:00pm
The Friends of The Smithtown Library are looking for teen volunteers to keep its Book Sale Room in order. Register.

Robot Keychain Factory
Tuesday, July 11 • 5:00-6:00pm
Build a better world by rummaging through our selection of springs, bolts and machine parts to assemble your own robot. These robots go well on key chains and make awesome decorations. Register

Distressed Denim Camp
Wednesday, July 12 • 6:00-7:00pm
Bring in a pair of jeans or a denim jacket and learn basic techniques to add distressed details to make your denim one-of-a-kind! Learn to expertly rip, shred, sand and distress your denim. Register

3D Print Design with Tinkercad
Wednesday, July 19 • 6:00-7:00pm
Build a 3D object using Tinkercad. Tinkercad is a simple, online 3D design and printing app that can be used to make 3D toys, prototypes, Minecraft models, jewelry and more. Join us for this introductory tutorial in the Smithtown Main Building’s LearnLab. Register.  

Aromatherapy 101
Thursday, July 20 • 6:00-7:00pm
Build a better inner peace with scented lotions and hand scrubs. Aromatherapy 101 introduces you to the basics of what essential oils are and how to use them. Each teen will leave with their own products and recipes. Permission waiver must be signed at registration by parent or guardian. Register.  

Book Buddies Teen Volunteers
Thursdays, July 20 & 27 • 10:00-11:00am
Earn community service by reading to a younger book buddy who is in grades K-2. It is a rewarding experience that you won't want to miss. Register.  

Art Buddies Volunteers
Monday, July 24 • 4:30-5:30pm
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. Register

Hour of Code – Lightbot
Tuesday, July 25 • 5:00-6:00pm
Build your knowledge of computer coding with Lightbot. Lightbot is a problem solving puzzle that teaches programming logic. No experience necessary, space is limited. Register

Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament Volunteers
Monday, July 31 • 5:00-6:00pm (Training) and
Wednesday, August 2 • 6:00-8:00pm
Teen volunteers are needed to assist with and referee The Smithtown Library’s 2nd annual Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament. Community service will be awarded, volunteers must attend both the training session and tournament. Space is limited. Register.  

The 2nd Annual Smithtown Library Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament
Wednesday, Aug 2 • 6:30-8:00pm
Experience the pure excitement, adrenaline and tension of a sporting championship without all the years of training, workouts and talent. The Smithtown Library's second annual Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament promises to be a fun and wild experience honoring one of the world’s oldest strategy games: Rock-Paper-Scissors! What's more, the tournament champion will walk away with an excessively wonderful trophy to treasure for years to come. This tournament will be refereed by teen volunteers. Register.  

Craft Buddies Volunteers
Monday, August 14 • 4:30-5:30pm
Enjoy earning community service by spending an afternoon paired with a younger child for some craft projects. Register.  

Staff Pick

Dead Wake
Dead Wake by Erik Larson
Setting sail on May 1, 1915, The Lusitania was a monument to the hubris and ingenuity of the age. Erik Larson ushers us aboard the ship as it begins its tragic and final crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way, Larson paints a portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era and captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured in the mists of history.

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 and social media pages. Please inform us if you do not want photos or videos taken of you or your child.

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