Commack Building Teen Programs

In-person, online and telephone registration for all May programs began on Monday, April 8.
Registration for June programs begins on May 13.
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.


 
Battle of the Books
Monday, May 13 • 4:00-4:45pm
Are you a teen entering grades 6-9? Do you like trivia and reading? Have you ever heard of Battle of the Books and wondered what the fuss is all about? At this informational meeting, we will release the eight titles featured in this year's competition and discuss the ins and outs of what Battle is all about. Weekly meetings will begin in June to prepare for the final battle at Stony Brook University on Saturday, August 10.
 
Junior LEGO® Buddies Volunteers
Thursday, May 16 • 4:00-5:00pm
Be paired with a younger child and help him/her with their LEGO® creation.
 
Chess and Checkers Buddies Volunteers
Thursday, May 23 • 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.


Book Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, June 5, 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.


Chess and Checkers Buddies Volunteers
Thursday, June 13 • 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.

 
Starry Night Garden Stepping Stones
Tuesday, June 25 • 7:00-8:00pm
Bring the stars to your garden by creating these beautiful constellation stepping stones. Please note: The stepping stones need time to dry. Teens can come and pick up their finished projects at the reference desk starting Monday July 1.

Battle of the Books

Wednesday, June, 26 • 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.