Smithtown 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.

Bookmark Volunteers
Tuesday, May 7 • 5:00-6:00pm
Teen volunteers are needed to design and make bookmarks. Bookmarks will be sent to patrons who are enjoying The Smithtown Library's Homebound Mail Service.
 
Book Sale Room Volunteers
Wednesday, May 8 • 7:00-8:00pm
Teen volunteers are needed to assist collecting and sorting donations as well as helping to maintain the Friends of The Smithtown Library book sale.
 
Battle of the Books
Monday, May 13 • 4:00-5:00pm
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.
 
Tuesday, May 14 • 4:30-5:30pm
Join this innovative program which pairs teens and children to work with simple but awesome projects that explore science, technology, engineering and math.
 
No Sew Emoji Pillows
Wednesday, May 15 • 7:00-8:00pm
Make quick and easy pillows that are not only comfy, but fun to look at! No sewing experience required.

Top Ten Mistakes Students Make on their College Application Essays
Wednesday, May 22 • 7:00-8:00pm
Randy Levin (MA in English MFA in Creative Writing) is a former high school English teacher and resume and interview instructor for the New York State Department of Labor. His college application essay presentations are content driven, extremely informative and entertaining. Gain a clear understanding of the essay process with Mr. Levin as he demonstrates how you may set yourself apart from other students. All students, parents and educators are welcome.

Teen Movie and Pizza Night
Friday, May 31 • 6:30-8:30pm
Rated PG, runtime 117 minutes.
Watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on our big screen while stuffing your face with delicious pizza!
 
Tuesday, June 4 • 5:00-6:00pm
Final exams are just around the corner—so stop by the Library to de-stress. Join us for an evening of calming crafts to help get you through the rest of the school year.
 
Book Sale Room Volunteers
Wednesday, June 5 • 7:00-8:00pm
Teen volunteers are needed to assist collecting and sorting donations as well as helping to maintain the Friends of The Smithtown Library book sale.
 
Teen Scene Decorating Volunteers
Wednesday, June 12 • 7:00-8:00pm
Help us decorate the Teen Scene for our Summer Reading Program! We will paint beautiful window art inspired by this year's theme: "A Universe of Stories." Meet us in the teen room and wear old clothes or bring a smock.
 
Battle of the Books
Tuesdays, June 18, 23, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Thursday August 1 & Tuesday August 6 • 3:30-5:00pm
The Battle of the Books is a county-wide competition for teens 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.
 
Friday, June 28 • 6:30-8:30pm
Come celebrate the start of the 2019 Teen Summer Reading Program! Register for our summer reading program for a chance to win some awesome prizes. Compete in a video game tournament against your friends, grab some snacks, and try to puzzle your way out of our Escape Room!