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April Community Service for Young Adults

April Community Service for SHPL residents currently in Grades 6-12   Monthly Community Service:Letters to Veterans  Earn two hours of community service this month by giving back and writing out postcards to local veterans. Register to pick up a grab and go pack between April 1 th...

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Farewell to Overdue Fines

The South Huntington Library has permanently eliminated late fines on most of its materials, except for equipment -- including laptops and hotspots -- and museum passes. By going fine free, the library can more fully pursue its mission to foster connections, satisfy curiosity and inspire creativi...

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The Soundtrack to a Story: YA books with musical themes

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” – Plato With an impact like that, it’s no wonder that so many people find joy, comfort, energy, and connection through music.  For the authors featured below, tying a love of music tog...

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March Community Service for Young Adults

March Community Service for SHPL residents currently in Grades 6-12   Monthly Community Service: Send a Smile Print out and color in coloring sheets from the following link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14ladx8llRpafeYJ2z3ZsXFPok-PoK-AIZWa3ENVxFK4/edit?usp=sharing They will ...

I love NY

Embrace Your Love of NYC!

People all around the world share a love of New York City, and here on Long Island, we’re lucky enough to live right next door to this amazing metropolis!  Currently, your ability to visit and explore NYC may be a bit limited, so why not remind yourself of your love through some locally set You...

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February Community Service for Young Adults

Community Service for SHPL residents currently in Grades 6-12 Monthly Community Service: Virtual Talent Show Calling all musicians, dancers, writers, magicians or performers of any kind: earn community service this month by showcasing your talents at the library!  Please submit a 5-1...

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January Community Service for Young Adults

Community Service for SHPL residents currently in Grades 6-12 Make a phone call (We know, so old fashioned!) to a relative or friend who is safe at home: they will appreciate it! Send us an email of when you talked, who you talked to, and about what (We don't need specific details. “Grandma an...

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Snuggle Up With a Chilly YA Book This Winter!

Even though librarians are, at times, something close to magic (or we like to think so), we cannot do anything about the fact that it is officially winter, and the chilly season is upon us.   What we can do, however, is recommend some great books that will make staying comfy inside with...

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December Community Service for Young Adults

Make a phone call (We know, so old fashioned!) to a relative or friend who is safe at home: they will appreciate it! Send us an email of when you talked, who you talked to, and about what (We don't need specific details. “Grandma and I chatted about going to school in the 1950s” is enough). ...

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Announcing: 2020 Teens’ Top Ten List!

Every year since 2003, teens around the nation participate in YALSA’s Top Ten list, where they nominate and choose their favorite young adult books from the past year.  The list is always chock full of great reads, with something for every teen to enjoy.  So check the list, and then check ...