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Commack Branch
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Nesconset Branch
Smithtown Main Building

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.

Nesconset Branch Teen Programs

Teen Ozobot Challenge
Tuesday, June 27 • 7:00-8:00pm 
Join us as we learn about robotics with Ozobots! Ozobots are small, programmable robots that can 'see' colors and perform commands based on certain color combinations. We will learn how to write code to help our Ozobots navigate mazes and run races! Register
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





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