Snacks provided may not be suitable for those with food allergies.
True North, our teen department, is a special area at the library designed for students in grades 7-12. Come to True North to study and do homework, socialize with your friends, read, attend programs, and learn new things. Need a recommendation for a great book to read? We are glad to help!
Interested in volunteering? True North offers many programs throughout the year that provide teens with community service credit. Check the library newsletter or scroll down to see upcoming programs. Printed program calendars and lists of community service programs are available each month at the reference desk in True North.
Teens can earn three hours of community service by reading a newly-published teen novel and writing a brief review. To become a teen reviewer, stop by True North to pick up a community service book review packet and a book from the New Fiction section that has been published in the current or immediately preceding year. Then draft a review based on our teen reviewer guidelines.
Can’t fit our programs in your schedule? We also offer drop-in sessions by appointment! Longwood teens can spend some time in True North working on a variety of projects to help make a difference in our community. Teens in grades 7-12 may schedule one time slot per day and up to two time slots per month. For more information or to schedule a one-hour time slot, call the True North Reference Desk at (631) 924-6400, x249.
Our librarians have put together a list of local volunteer organizations that may offer additional community service opportunities. For more information or to receive a copy of the list, please contact us by email or call the Teen Department at (631) 924-6400, x249.
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:
Interact with live tutors every day from 2:00 pm 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.