True North, our teen department, a special area at the library designed for students in grades 7-12. While Teen Services certainly miss seeing our library friends in person during this time of social distancing, there are still a lot of things that we can do together - apart! Find information about all of our current and upcoming programs, suggestions for new things to read and learn about our many different community service opportunities on the Kids & Teens Blog. Follow us on TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to stay connected.
Curbside Community Service
Earn 1 hour of community service working on projects such as Craft Kits for Donation, Thank You Notes for Essential Workers, and Cat Toys for Donation. You will have one week to complete 1 hour of service and return the kit to the library. Certificates for community service will be awarded after completed projects are returned to the library. Get all the supplies you need using our curbside pickup service! Call the Teen Services Department at 631-924-6400 x249 to schedule an appointment.
Teen Book Review
Need community service? Write a book review! Teens in grades 7-12 can receive 3 hours of community service for reviewing a newly published book for teens. Click here for the book review guidelines.
Online Homework Help
Interact with live tutors every day from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests. Submit essays and other forms of writing to the 24-hour Writing Lab for constructive feedback. Click here to go to Brainfuse HelpNow.
Use your library card to learn new skills online, from languages to computer programming and so much more. Click here to go to our Online Learning page.
Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books is a county-wide inter-library competition between teams of teens focused on young adult novels. Teens read quality literature for fun and for detail and then compete against each other in a trivia contest about these titles.
We offer three sessions:
- Summer Battle of the Books is for Longwood Public Library cardholders entering grades 6-9. This year we will read three books and compete on Zoom. More info about how to register and to pick up a set of books using our curbside service.
- Winter Battle of the Books is only for Longwood Public Library teens. Teens in grades 5 and 6 read three books and compete against each other in a trivia contest that takes place at the Longwood Middle School.
- Advanced Division Battle of the Books is for Longwood Public Library cardholders in grades 9-12. We focus on three books, with practices beginning in September and the final competition taking place in the fall.