April Community Service for Young Adults

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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 through April 15.

Register:  https://shpl.info/events/monthly-community-service-letters-veterans

Bring those kits home to create your postcards and return them back to the library no later than Friday, April 30, any kits received after this date will not be accepted. Digital copies of postcards can be emailed out to those unable to visit the library, please email ehughes@shpl.info for more information.  All community service certificates will be emailed out on/before Thursday, May 6. 


Poetry Reading: 

April is National Poetry Month. Between April 1 to April 19, earn one hour of community service by submitting a video of yourself reading your favorite poem or an original poem.  Email your video in an mp4 or MOV format to ehughes@shpl.info on/before Friday, April 16. All certificates will be emailed out on/before Thursday, April 22.  Teens can only submit one video for a maximum of ONE hour of community service for this opportunity. Submissions may be used on the library's social media channels. 


Spring Trends: 

From April 1 to April 23, we want to know what everyone is up to! What are you binging? What are you reading? What games are you playing? We want to hear all about it!

Earn 1 hour of community service for telling us about your favorite trend. You may only submit this form once for a maximum of 1 hour of community service for the month of April. Community service certificates will be emailed out on/before Tuesday, April 27. 



Authors Unlimited

Saturday, April 17 

Authors Unlimited 2021 will be taking place on Saturday, April 17th online through Zoom! It's a free program that celebrates reading by connecting teens and authors. Attendees will get the chance to meet dynamic authors of young adult literature first at an author panel and then in smaller breakout sessions afterward. Attendees can earn four hours of community service credit for attending and then filling out a survey at the end of the day. For registration information and a schedule of the day please visit http://authorsunlimited.org. You can also find AU on Twitter @AuthorsUnlim!

Registration link: http://bit.ly/authorsunlimited2021


Please send all the below community service activities to ysprograms@shpl.info or to jgriffing@shpl.info with the title “COMMUNITY SERVICE” in the subject line. Please include your first and last name, age, grade and school in your email.  Please be patient as it might take a little time for us to send a virtual community service letter to document your service. If you have not received anything after 2 weeks of your submission, please feel free to contact us by email or by phone at 631-549-4411 ext. 205.

  • 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).  You can do this twice per month for a maximum of 2 hours of community service.
  • Create a Google slide thanking The Huntington Community First Aid Squad for providing Emergency Medical Services. 1 hour of community service.
  • Create two Google slides recommending a book that is in the YA Library.  The first slide should have the Title, author and picture of the book.  The second slide should have a review of at least three complete sentences stating why you should read the book.  Teens can submit up to two book recommendations for the month for a maximum of 2 hours of community service. 
  • Earn 1 hour of community service for telling us your opinion about the library. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14y1tSqWwBoHcfD6jcEey69msHfJIHNXUNy8MTSJJcNg/edit


Many community service opportunities are also available as online programs. Check our monthly and weekly newsletters and our library program calendar to see what is available.The majority of these programs require registration with a valid SHPL card and are available to those in grades 6-12. Questions? Please ask!


Published by on March 31, 2021
Last Modified April 11, 2021