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Commack Branch
Kings Park Branch
Nesconset Branch
Smithtown Main Building

3D Printers at The Smithtown Library

 

Thank you to the Friends of The Smithtown Library for donating 3D Printers to each of our Library branches.  Patrons can submit requests to have a designed printed.  These requests are reviewed to ensure they comply with the Library's policy, then sent to the requested pick-up location for printing. 

To view our policy and request form, click here.

To submit a request online, click here. 

For further details, please call the Reference Desk at any of our branches.

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Kings Park Branch Teen Programs

St. Johnland Nursing Center Visit
Saturday, October 14 • 2:30-4:00 pm
Earn community service and brighten up someone’s day by playing board games with the residents of the St. Johnland Nursing Center in Kings Park. Teens must have a parent or guardian sign a permission slip, which will be located at the reference desk, in order to participate. Teens also must have their own transportation to and from the nursing center. If you are exhibiting any symptoms of a cold or flu on the day of the program, please do not attend. This program is part of The Great Give Back series. Register

Junior LEGO® Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, October 18 • 4:00-5:00pm
Be paired with a younger child and help him/her with their LEGO® creation. Each teen will receive one hour of community service. Register

Harry Potter Party
Thursday, October 19 • 5:00-6:00pm
Celebrate all things Harry Potter! Join us for magical crafts, snacks and activities. Feel free to come dressed as your favorite character. Register

Science Buddies Volunteers
Saturday, October 21 • 10:00-11:00 am 
Join this innovative program which pairs teens and children to work with simple, but awesome projects that explore science, engineering and math. Teens receive an hour of community service for participating. Register

Art Buddies Volunteers
Monday, October 30 • 3:45-4:45pm
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 for participating. Register

Teen Karaoke
Wednesday November 8 • 4:00-5:00 pm
Come unleash your inner superstar and sing your heart out to classics, popular hits, and soundtrack favorites! Snacks will be provided. Register

Thanksgiving Dinner on a Cupcake
Thursday, November 9 • 7:00-8:15pm
Turkey on a cupcake? Decorate a Thanksgiving dinner themed cupcake using candy, buttercream, and fondant cutouts. Everyone will go home with three cupcakes in a bakery box. Please inform staff of any food allergies prior to the program. Register

Art Buddies Volunteers
Monday, November 13 • 3:45-4:45pm
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 for participating. Register

Teen Art Studio
Thursday, November 16• 4:00-5:00pm
Enjoy a relaxing time in our Teen Art Studio. This month we will be painting ceramic puppy banks. Register

Science Buddies Volunteers
Saturday, November 18 • 10:00-11:00 am
Join this innovative program which pairs teens and children to work with simple, but awesome projects that explore science, engineering and math. Teens receive an hour of community service for participating. Register

Craft Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, November 29 • 4:00-5:00pm
Earn community service credit by assisting younger children in making a seasonal craft. Each teen will receive one hour of community service for participating. Register

Nesconset Branch Teen Programs

Homework Helpers
Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19 and 26• 4:30-5:30pm
Thursdays, November 2, 16 and 30• 4:30-5:30pm
Volunteers will work one-on-one with children in grades K-5 assisting them with homework and studying. All volunteers must submit an application and a letter of recommendation prior to the start of the program. The application is available at both the Adult and Children's Reference Desks at the Nesconset Branch. You must register for each date you wish to volunteer after submitted an application.
 
Pretzel Candy Spider Webs
Friday, October 20• 4:30-5:30pm
We will create edible spider webs using pretzels, white chocolate and sprinkles. Each participant will go home with 2 spider webs. Register
 
Zombie Makeup Workshop
Thursday, October 26• 6:00-8:00pm
Join us for this two hour hands-on workshop that will focus on expression and creativity. You will go over the procedure for turning yourself into a zombie, step-by-step. A permission slip or disclosure form must be signed to attend this program. Register
 
Harry Potter Party
Thursday, October 26• 6:00-8:00pm
Celebrate all things Harry Potter! Join us for magical crafts, snacks and activities. Feel free to come dressed as your favorite character. Register
 
Chess Buddies Volunteers
Tuesday, November 7• 2:30-3:30pm
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 beginning. Each teen will receive one hour of community service. Register
 
DIY Touchscreen Gloves
Friday, November 10• 4:30-5:30pm
Winter is just around the corner and no one likes to text with cold fingers. Join us to learn how to use conductive thread to make a regular pair of gloves compatible with any touchscreen device. Register
 
Thanksgiving Desserts
Monday, November 20• 7:00-7:45pm
Get ready for Thanksgiving with two delicious desserts that you will make and take home to enjoy.  Register
 
Art Happening Volunteers
Saturday, November 25• 10:45-11:45am
Assist children while they explore a variety of art media in this hands-on program. Register
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Commack Branch Teen Programs

Homework Helpers
Monday, October 23 • 4:00-5:00pm 
Monday, October 30 • 4:00-5:00pm 
Volunteers grades 9th-12th will work one-on-one with children in grades K-5 assisting them with homework and studying. All volunteers must submit an application and a letter of recommendation prior to the start of the program. The application is available at both the Adult and Children's Reference Desks at the Commack Branch. You must register for each date you wish to volunteer. Teens must attend the training on October 2. Register

Chess Buddies Volunteers
Tuesday, October 3 • 4:00-5:00pm 
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 beginning. Register

Great Give Back Animal Shelter Drive
Thursday, October 12 • 4:30-5:30pm 
Be a part of our Great Give Back and help us create as we create an Animal Shelter Drive that will be at the Commack Branch from October 14-31. Teens will make posters of adoptable pets and decorate a donation box to collect animal food and gently used towels and blankets. We will also be making catnip toys for the feline residents of the shelter. This program is part of the Great Give Back series. Register

Craft Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, October 18 • 4:00-5:00pm 
Spend an afternoon paired with a younger child for a seasonal art project. Register

Sugar Skull Banks
Tuesday, October 24 • 7:00-8:00pm 
Día de los Muertos, held on November 1 and 2, honors those in our families that have passed on. Learn about this wonderful holiday while we decorate skull banks in the style of sugar skulls. Register

Book Buddies Teen Volunteers
Wednesday, October 25 • 4:00-5:00pm 
Earn community service by reading to a younger book buddy. It is a rewarding experience that you won't want to miss. Register

Escape Dr. Johnson's Lab
Thursday, October 26 • 5:00-6:00pm 
Do you have what it takes to save the world? See if you can thwart Dr. Johnson’s plans to release a deadly airborne zombie virus in this “Escape the Room” game. Will you be able to find all the clues and solve the puzzle before time runs out? Register

Blankets for Preemies
Wednesday, November 8 • 4:30-5:30pm 
One in every eight babies is born prematurely and spends time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Join us while we make blankets for these tiny fighters and their parents. Register

Homework Helpers
Monday, November 13 • 4:00-5:00pm 
Monday, November 20 • 4:00-5:00pm 
Monday, November 27 • 4:00-5:00pm 
Volunteers grades 9th-12th will work one-on-one with children in grades K-5 assisting them with homework and studying. All volunteers must submit an application and a letter of recommendation prior to the start of the program. The application is available at both the Adult and Children's Reference Desks at the Commack Branch. You must register for each date you wish to volunteer. Register

Glass Painting for Teens
Tuesday, November 14 • 7:00-8:00pm 
Spend the evening painting a glass to bring home. Teens can choose from a few designs or create their own. Register

Chess Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, November 15 • 4:00-5:00pm 
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 beginning. Register

Book Buddies Teen Volunteers
Thursday, November 16 • 4:00-5:00pm
Earn community service by reading to a younger book buddy. It is a rewarding experience that you won't want to miss. Register 

Junior LEGO® Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, November 29 • 4:00-5:00pm 
Be paired with a younger child and help him/her with their LEGO® creation. Each teen will receive one hour of community service. Register

Homework Helpers
Monday, December 4 • 4:00-5:00pm 
Monday, December 11 • 4:00-5:00pm 
Volunteers will work one-on-one with children in grades K-5 assisting them with homework and studying. All volunteers must submit an application and a letter of recommendation prior to the start of the program. The application is available at both the Adult and Children's Reference Desks at the Commack Branch. Each teen will receive one hour of community service. Register

Junior MakerSpace Volunteers
Thursday, December 7 • 4:00-5:00pm
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 child to make a unique creation. Each teen will receive one hour of community service. Register

Hour of Code Volunteers - Star Wars
Friday, December 8 • 4:00-5:00pm 
Children ages 8 – 10 will be paired with teens in grades 6-12 for an introduction to computer coding starring characters from the Star Wars films. Some computer experience necessary. Register

Wool Needle Felting
Tuesday, December 19 • 7:00-8:00pm
By using a special barbed needle, teens will be able to use wool to create a beautiful work of art that can be framed or used as a patch. Register

Chess Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, December 20 • 4:00-5:00pm 
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 beginning. Each teen will receive one hour of community service. Register

Staff Pick

Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
In his Pulitzer Prize winning book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Marking the 20th anniversary of its publication this year, Guns, Germs, and Steel greatly advanced our understanding of human societies and stunningly dismantled racially based theories of human history.

Volunteers Needed

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Join the Friends and help promote the Library and its services and be part of exciting events!

The Friends of The Smithtown Library is an independent, non-profit organization of concerned people who support The Smithtown Library through fundraising activities and volunteer services. Volunteer with the Friends and help make a difference!

Click here for a membership application.

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday:
9:30am - 9:00pm
Friday: 9:30am - 6:00pm
Friday: 9:30am - 9:00pm
(Smithtown only)
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
(September - May;
Smithtown & Commack only)

Photographs

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Recycle Station

The Smithtown Library collects un-needed eyeglasses for recycling through the Suffolk Cooperative Library System's services for the sight-impaired.  glasses
The Library is no longer accepting cell phones for recycling.

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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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