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Commack Branch
Kings Park Branch
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.

Kings Park Branch Teen Programs

Teen Gardening Club
Mondays, June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 14, 21, 28, September 11, 18 • 4:00-5:00pm
During this weekly club, teens will get their hands dirty as they plant and tend a vegetable garden at the Kings Park Library. We will learn how to plant, and care for vegetables and herbs that teens will be able to bring home when the time comes to harvest.  Please dress appropriately for working outside. Register
  
Book Buddies Teen Volunteers
Thursday, June 15 • 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. Each teen will receive one hour of community service. Register
  
Battle of the Books
Thursdays, June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August, 1 (Tuesday), 3, 7 (Monday), 8 (Tuesday), 10 • 3:30-5:00pm 
The Battle of the Books is a county-wide competition for young adults who wish to represent their public library. The competition will take place on Saturday, August 12 at Stony Brook University. Teams will answer trivia questions based on eight different books and score points for their team with each correct answer. To be eligible to participate, you must be entering grades 6-9; you must be able to attend meetings and must be ready for a summer of reading fun. Register

Craft Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, July 5 • 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

Art Buddies Volunteers
Monday, July 10 • 4:00-5:00pm
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

Game Buddies Volunteers
Tuesday, July 11 • 3:30-4:30pm
Earn community service credit by playing fun board games with younger children. Each teen will receive one hour of community service for participating. Register

Ice Cream Cone Cookies
Tuesday July 11 • 7:00-8:00pm
Have fun decorating ice cream cone-shaped cookies with colored glaze and sprinkles. Please inform staff of any food allergies at time of registration. Register

Teen Game Night
Wednesday, July 12 • 7:00-8:00pm
Come enjoy a fun night of gaming, pizza, and snacks. Register

MakerSpace: Green Screen Fun
Wednesday, July 19 • 5:00-6:00pm
Experiment with our green screen, the same technology they use for special effects in movies! Have your picture taken in front of a background image of your choosing and take home one printed copy and a digital copy of the photo via email. Please do not wear green clothing. Register

Teen Art Studio
Tuesday July 18 • 4:00-5:00pm
Enjoy a relaxing time in our Teen Art Studio. This month we will be making sun catchers. Register

Teen Volunteer Opportunity
Wednesday July 26 • 7:00-8:00pm
A variety of volunteer opportunities will be offered at the Library throughout the year. Each teen will receive one hour of community service. Register

Science Buddies Volunteers
Saturday, July 29 • 10:30-11:30pm
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 of community service for participating. Register

 

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
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Commack Branch Teen Programs

Book Buddies Teen Volunteers
Friday, June 9 • 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. Each teen will receive one hour of community service. Register

Chess Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, June 14 • 4:00-5:00pm
Friday, June 30 • 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

 

Battle of the Books
Thursdays, June 22, 29 • 4:00-5:30pm 
The Battle of the Books is a county-wide competition for young adults who wish to represent their public library. The competition will take place on Saturday, August 12 at Stony Brook University. Teams will answer trivia questions based on eight different books and score points for their team with each correct answer. To be eligible to participate, you must be entering grades 6-9; you must be able to attend meetings and must be ready for a summer of reading fun. Register

 

Junior LEGO® Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, June 28 • 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

 

Teen Art Studio
Tuesday, June 27 • 7:00-8:00pm
Get your creative juices flowing at our Teen Art Studio. This month we will be painting vases. Register

 

Battle of the Books
Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 • 4:00-5:30pm 
The Battle of the Books is a county-wide competition for young adults who wish to represent their public library.  The competition will take place on Saturday, August 12 at Stony Brook University.  Teams will answer trivia questions based on eight different books and score points for their team with each correct answer.   To be eligible to participate, you must be entering grades 6-9; you must be able to attend meetings and must be ready for a summer of reading fun. Register

                                            

Book Buddies Teen Volunteers
Tuesday, July 11 • 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. Each teen will receive one hour of community service. Register

 

Chess Buddies Volunteers
Friday, July 14 • 4:00-5:00pm 
Monday, July 25 • 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

 

Junior MakerSpace Volunteers
Monday, July 17 • 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

 

Beach Hut Gingerbread House
Tuesday, July 25 • 7:00-8:30pm 
Create your own beach hut using gingerbread, royal icing and sugar glaze. Make and mold ornaments with fondant and tootsie rolls. Please note: Please inform staff of any allergies when registering. Register

 

Mosaic Butterfly Feeder
Wednesday, July 26 • 4:30-6:00pm 
Learn the art of mosaic tiling by creating this butterfly feeder.  Teens will plan out their design on paper then set the tiles in cement. The feeders will be ready for pick up beginning July 28. Register

 

Battle of the Books
Tuesday, August 1, 8 • 4:00-5:30pm 
Thursdays, August 3, 10 • 4:00-5:30pm 
The Battle of the Books is a county-wide competition for young adults who wish to represent their public library. The competition will take place on Saturday, August 12 at Stony Brook University. Teams will answer trivia questions based on eight different books and score points for their team with each correct answer. To be eligible to participate, you must be entering grades 6-9; you must be able to attend meetings and must be ready for a summer of reading fun. Register

Chess Buddies Volunteers
Friday, August 4 • 4:00-5:00pm
Tuesday, August 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. Each teen will receive one hour of community service. Register

Book Buddies Teen Volunteers
Monday, August 7 • 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. Each teen will receive one hour of community service. Register

Wax Candle Art
Tuesday, August 8 • 7:00-8:00pm 
Using granulated wax teens will make these interesting sand art candles to take home. Register

Rubber Stamp Workshop
Wednesdays, August 9, 16 4:30-5:30pm 
Teens will learn how to carve rubber stamps in this fun workshop. Please come to the first week with a simple bold 3”x3” image to carve into the rubber with linoleum carving tools. Register

Stained Glass Window Clings
Thursday, August 17  4:30-5:30pm 
Create a beautiful faux stained glass window by coloring these window clings that will stick to any window. Register

Junior LEGO® Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, August 23 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

Bridge Building Competition Volunteers
Thursday, August 24 4:00-5:00pm 
Using tape and straws teens will assist younger children in creating bridges that will be put to the test! Each teen will receive one hour of community service. 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)

Photographs

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
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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