Commack Building Teen Programs

In-person, online and telephone registration for all July programs began on Monday, June 10.
Registration for August programs begins on July 8.
Registration is required unless otherwise noted.
Programs that require fees can be paid by credit card, cash, check or money order to The Smithtown Library.
Program fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Teen programs are open to those in grades 6-12 unless otherwise noted.


Wednesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 31 • 3:30-5:00pm
Tuesday, July 30 • 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 10 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.


Galaxy Painting
Tuesday, July 9 • 7:00-8:00pm
Create this glowing work of art to bring a bit of the cosmos to your room. We will be using art materials, please dress appropriately.


Constellation Sugar Cookies
Thursday, July 11 • 5:00-6:00pm
Learn how to make these starry cookies that are out of this world! Teens will decorate sugar cookies with beautiful constellation designs. This program may not be suitable to patrons with food allergies.


Straw Rocket Competition Volunteers
Thursday, July 18 • 4:00-5:00pm
Help younger children build straw rockets. Once built, we will have a fun competition to see who built the best rocket.


Chess and Checkers Buddies Volunteers
Friday, July 19 • 4:00-5:00pm
Teach younger children how to play chess and checkers. You do not have to be an expert to volunteer but knowledge of the rules is required.


Game Buddies Volunteers
Friday, July 26 • 4:00-5:00pm
Play fun board games with a younger child.


Galactic Lip Scrub
Tuesday, July 30 • 7:00-8:00pm
Teens will learn how to make delicious lip scrub that is reminiscent of a gorgeous galaxy. Please inform staff of any allergies as we will be using essential oils and other natural ingredients. This program may not be suitable to patrons with allergies.

Space Cake Pops
Thursday, August 1 • 5:00-6:00pm
Join us to learn how to make these out-of-this-world space cake pops. Teens will decorate cake and take home these spacey pops to enjoy. This program may not be suitable to patrons with food allergies.
Friday, August 2 • 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.

Summer Bath Bombs

Tuesday, August 13 • 7:00-8:00pm
Summer is almost over but don’t fret, we will create bath bombs that will remind you of the best summer days. Please inform staff of any allergies as we will be using essential oils and other natural ingredients. This program may not be suitable to patrons with allergies.

Chess and Checkers Buddies Volunteers

Wednesday, August 14 • 4:00-5:00pm
Teach younger children how to play chess and checkers. You do not have to be an expert to volunteer but knowledge of the rules is required.