Effective May 25, The Smithtown Library will no longer be open on Sundays for the summer.  Sunday hours will resume on Sunday, September 7, 2014.

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Discounted Tickets to the Bronx Zoo

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Are you a Smithtown Library card holder and planning a trip to the Bronx Zoo?
 
The Smithtown Library is offering discounted tickets to the Bronx Zoo. For more information, click here

Smithtown Main Teen Programs

Battle of the Books 
Wednesdays, June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and Aug 6• 3:30-5:00pm
The Battle of the Books is a county-wide competition between young adults representing participating Suffolk County public libraries. The competiton will take place on Saturday, August 9 at Stony Brook University. Teams will answer trivia questions based on eight different books and score points for their team for each correct answer. If you are interested in trying out for our team you must be entering grades 6-9 and be available on the day of the competiton. Register
 
Mad Scientist Brush Head Sculpture
Monday, June 30• 3:30-5:00pm
Spark a reaction and bring your own mad scientist to life using a 2” brush, some clay and a whole lot of imagination. Each teen will create a sculpture to bring back to their own lab. 
 
Robot Keychain Factory 
Tuesday, June 17• 6:00-8:00pm
Rummage through our selection of springs, bolts and machine parts to assemble your own robot. These robots go well on key chains, make awesome decorations and may protect you from rudely programmed bots. Register
 
Fruit Flies are People Too 
Wednesday, July 16• 7:00-8:00pm
Even though fruit flies are tiny, they share many features of their DNA with humans. By studying fruit flies we may begin to understand how and why things go wrong early in cell development, which may lead to understanding big diseases. PhD candidate Kim Bell of Stony Brook University's Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science will be our guest speaker. Register
 
Book Buddies
Thursdays, July 17, 24 & 31• 4:00-4:45pm Session 1
Thursdays, August 14, 21 & 28• 4:00-4:45pm Session 2
Earn community service credit when you share a raeding experience with your Little Book Buddy in grade K - grade 2. Ehis is a rewarding experience for both big and little buddies. Please note there will be a mandatory training session for Big Book Buddies on Thursday, July 17 for session 1 or Thursday, August 14 for session 2. Space is limited; please indicate which session(s) you wish to attend when registering. Register
 
Mummy Science
Saturday, July 19• 3:00-4:00pm
Jr. Crime Investigators Inc. will be visiting to discuss the science behind mummification, afterward; participants will mold and paint their own mini mummy figures. This program is perfect for those curious about the history or science of ancient Egypt. Register
 
Forensic Archaeology
Wednesday, July 23• 7:00-8:00pm
How much do your bones reveal about you? Teens will team-up as Forensic Specialists in this innovative and challenging program.  Using real human bones as props, teams are briefed about a mysterious discovery and challenged to examine the bones for clues.  Specific facts about bones are presented and then the teams hypothesize about the person's age, gender and possible demise. Register
 
Learning Code: Intro to Video Game Design
Monday, August 4• 6:00-7:30pm 
In this fast paced fun program, teens will be introduced to Computational Thinking by creating a video game using SCRATCH programming language. Teens will learn how to progam controlled movements, computer generated movements, animated effects and how to create conditional statements to impact game play. No experience necessary, limited space available. Register 
 
MakeyMakey: Creating with Micro-Circuit Boards
Wednesday, August 13• 6:00-7:30pm
Easily connect your world to the web. With these micro circuit boards students will learn about conductive materials and how to connect those to materials to games, musical instruments and other web based interactions. No experience necessary, limited space available. Register
 
Summer Concert Volunteers
Thursdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7 and 14• 6:00-8:00pm
Teen volunteers are needed to help the Friends of The Smithtown Library raise funds for the Library by selling raffle tickets and collecting donations. The Friends of the Smithtown Library is a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the resources of the library. Volunteers will be supervised by members of the Friends. Please indicate which date(s) you wish to attend when registering. August 21 and 28 are rain dates. Register  
 
Pizza and a Movie: Divergent
Wednesday, August 13• 5:15-8:15pm
Enjoy some pizza while viewing Divergent, a film based on the book by Veronica Roth. In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice “Tris” Prior must choose among five factions to define her identity, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is Divergent and will not fit in. Rated PG-13 for intense violence and action, thematic elements and some sensuality. Runtime 139 minutes. Soda will also be served. Register                                                                                                  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kings Park Branch Teen Programs

Battle of the Books
Thursday, July  31 3:30-5:00pm
 
Tuesday, August 5 • 3:30-5:00pm 
Thursday, August 7 • 3:30-5:00pm

This County-wide competition is intended for young adults who will be entering grades 6-9 in September of 2014. Teens must read 8 books and answer trivia questions about the books. Tryouts will determine who will make the final team of 6. The titles will be released on June 2 at our informational meeting. Register

 
Teen Gardening Club
Mondays, July 21 and 28 4:30-5:30pm
Tuesday, August 5 • 6:30-7:30pm
Mondays, August 11, 18, 25 • 4:30-5:30pm
During this 15 week 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
 

Video Game Design
Tuesdays, August 5, 12 • 6:00-8:00pm

In this hands-on class, teens will get an introduction to the basics of video game creation. Learn how to design a video game and write a program. Teens will construct rooms and doorways, add a player, objects, textures, colors, lighting and more. We will compile the finished program and learn how to make changes and correct errors. Teens will use a free program that can be accessed after the second session of the program has been completed. A free tutorial will also be available to continue working after the class. Register

 
Book Buddies 
Wednesday, August 6 • 3:00-4:00pm
Wednesdays, August 13, 20, 27 • 3:30-4:00pm
Earn community service by reading to a younger book buddy.  It is a rewarding experience that you won't want to miss.  Please note: There is a mandatory 30 minute training for teens on the first session. Register
 
Geeks and Nerds Everywhere
Tuesdays, August 12, 26 • 4:00-5:00pm
Calling all geeks and nerds! Join us at our twice monthly meetings. All fandoms are welcome at G.A.N.E. where we discuss graphic novels, movies, books and television shows. No registration required.
 
Book Bees
Thursday, August 14 • 4:00-5:00pm
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Calling all teens! Join us for book discussion that’s all your own.  You pick the books, you ask the question. Register
 
 

Nesconset Branch Teen Programs

Teen Volunteer Opportunity 
Thursday, August 14• 3:30-4:30pm
Wednesday, August 27• 7-8pm
Teens can earn community service hours by making a craft to send to our local nursing home. Register

Glow In the Dark Slime
Thursday, August 7• 4-5pm
Spark a reaction as you create your very own glow-in-the-dark slime here at the library.  Each person will make their own slime to bring home. Register

Book Buddies Volunteers
Wednesdays, August 13, 20 and 27 • 3:30-4:15pm
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

Spark a Reaction-End of Summer Celebration
Friday, August 22 • 3-5pm 
Join us as we celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Club!  There will be airbrush tattoos, snow cones and cotton candy!  All participants must have a parent or guardian sign a permission slip before the start of the program. There are 2 sessions so please only register for one session! Register
 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
 

Commack Branch Teen Programs

DIY Music Guitars
Monday, August 4 • 6:30-7:30pm
Decorate your own guitar to hang up in your room or studio where you “rock” out! All materials are provided by the Library. Register
 
 
Name That Tune Marathon
Monday, August 11 • 7:00-8:00pm
Think you know it all when it comes to music? Well, test your skills as we play Name That Tune. Can you guess the song and artist? Are you great at music trivia? The top 2 winners receive a prize! Everyone who plays gets candy or a snack. Register

 

Book Buddies Volunteers
Tuesday, August 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
 

How to Use Your Cell Phone Teen Volunteers
Friday, August 22 • 4:30-5:30pm
Do you need volunteer hours? Do you know how to work your cell phone like a pro? Come help others learn how to use their devices! You'll be paired up with an adult in a one-on-one session to teach them the ins and outs of using either their cell phone or digital camera.Volunteers will earn one hour of community service credit. Register

 

SAT Review Class
Mondays, September 8, 15, 22 & 29 • 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 4-week course will be led by long time SAT instructors. Includes a study book. FEE: $88 (non-refundable) per person by cash, check, money order or online with credit card payable to The Smithtown Library. Space is limited. Out-of District Residents may register beginning August 25 space permitting. Register

 

Personalized Lanyards
Friday, September 26 • 4:30-5:30pm
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

 

Preparing for College Workshop
Tuesday, September 30 • 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. In addition, Fire & Life Safety Educator Michael Breslin from the Commack Fire Department will give a workshop on fire safety tips for young adults and prevention of fires in college dorms. Register

 

Teen Volunteer Opportunity
Wednesday, September 17 • 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
Tuesday, September 23 • 6:30-7:30pm
Earn community service by reading to a younger book buddy.  It is a rewarding experience that you won't want to miss.  Register

 

Teen Volunteer Opportunity
Thursday, September 25 • 6:30-7:30pm
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, October 16 • 6:30-7:30pm
Earn community service by reading to a younger book buddy.  It is a rewarding experience that you won't want to miss.  Register

Database of the Month

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This database contains do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, covering more than 37,000 vehicles from 1954 to today. New repair procedures, diagrams and step-by-step photographs, Technical Service Bulletins and updates are added to this database on a regular basis, and all of the content has been created by National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence-certified technicians.

Summer Concert Series

2014 concerts
 
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 Click here for the 2014 Dennis Cannataro Family Summer Concert Series schedule.

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)

Photographs

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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
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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