Welcome to the Young Adult Library!
The Young Adult Library is located on the lower level of the South Huntington Public Library. This space is for tweens and teens in grades 6th through 12th. This space is for meeting friends, relaxing with a good book, doing homework, playing games and attending library programs. We welcome all to our library and through respect and cooperation, our Young Adult Library is a fun place to be!
What Goes on in the YA Library?
Study Hours: are available at certain times of the year in support of our local schools, and are posted in our Newsletter and at the YA Desk when they are in session. This means quiet group discussion for the purpose of studying for exams. Conversation is permitted in hushed tones, but all electronic devices must have their speakers muted. Gaming is suspended when Study Hours are in session.
Eating/ Drinking: are permitted in the YA Library. Food such as candy, chips, and drinks are permitted in the YA Library when staffed by a librarian. Hot foods such as pizza, soup, hamburgers, etc. are never allowed in the YA Library unless it is part of a regularly scheduled program. The Café Area by the vending machines is available for consuming hot food. All patrons are expected to clean up after themselves.
Telephone: The library does not have a public telephone. If you need to make a call for a ride home, please ask a librarian and we will assist you. Rules: are strictly enforced and behavior that interferes with the use of the library by other patrons and the staff will not be tolerated. We want EVERYONE to enjoy the library. In the event a minor is asked to leave the library for the day, his/her parents may be contacted.
Laptops: Windows and MacBooks—are available for use. Our computers have word processing programs as well as printing and Wi-Fi capabilities.
Gaming Systems We have WiiU and Xbox One gaming systems. These items are available for usage during staffed hours and with a SHPL library card in good standing for those in grades 6-12. They may be subject to availability of the space.
YA Programs We have a variety of fun programs that are for our SHPL patrons in grades 6-12, including:
- YA Volunteer Opportunity
- Teen STEAM challenge
- Summer Reading Club
- Battle of the Books
- Escape the Room
- Teen Advisory Board
- A variety of craft and food programs