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Community Service Opportunities For Teens
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July/August 2019


Explore ‘A Universe of Stories’ with the myON digital library
As part of Summer Reading at New York Libraries, the State Education Department and myON ®, by Renaissance ®, are partnering to bring thousands of enhanced digital books to children from birth through 12th grade and their families all around the state!

When: May 1 through September 30, 2019
What’s available:
-- Unlimited, 24/7 access to the Renaissance myON ® digital library, which includes more than 6,000 authentic fiction and nonfiction texts covering a broad range of themes and topics
-- Flexible supports professionally recorded audio, text highlighting, an embedded dictionary, and a zoom feature to support independent reading
-- Resources and tips to support meaningful summer reading experiences

The myON digital library and its special features can be accessed online from any web-enabled device. Up to 20 books at a time can be downloaded to read offline whenever Wi-Fi isn’t available.

To login to this special shared account with one statewide login:
Username: read
Password: books


For more information: Flyer 1 or Flyer 2
(opens as a PDF) or Summer Reading at NY Libraries
 

The Library offers numerous opportunities for teens in Grades 6-12 to earn Community Service Credit such as: reading to young children, assisting adults with their computer or smart device questions, receiving donations at a Food Bank table, and more.  Here are the options currently available (space is limited):

You may register online, via phone, or in-person at the Information Desk.  Limit of two Community Service Opportunities per child.

Registration for the following Community Service Opportunities:
Limit of two Community Service Opportunities per child.

Teens “N” Tots Read Together (Grades 6-12) (IN SESSION)
Tuesdays, July 16, 23, 30 // 10-11am
// Registration Required
Meet once a week and share the joy of books with a new friend.

Lego Club (Grades 9-12)
Tuesday, July 16 // 6-8pm (IN SESSION)
Tuesday, August 20 // 6-8pm
// Registration Required
Teens will help young builders join the LEGO fun!

Read A Story (Grades 6-12) (IN SESSION)
Mondays, July 22, 29 // 3-4pm
// Registration Required
Come listen as boys and girls in Grades 1-3 read their favorite book to you.

Whaling Museum (Grades 6-12)
Wednesday, July 31 // 6-8pm
// Registration Required
Teens will help young children with crafts presented by the Whaling Museum.

Keva & Special Needs Keva (Grades 9-12)
Wednesday, August 7 // 6-8pm
// Registration Required
Teens will help young builders with Keva planks.


Click here for a list of organizations that accept teen volunteers.  (Opens in MS Word, right click to save to your computer)
 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION!!
You may register online, via phone, or in-person.  Payment is due within 3 days of registering.  Pay at the Information Desk in person.  We accept cash (exact change if possible please!) or check made payable to Oceanside Library (unless otherwise noted).  Fees are non-refundable.  Participants in the same class require separate checks.

Registration for our June/July/August Programs:
Any questions?  Please call the Information Desk: 516-766-2360, option 4.

InnOvation Lab Summer Intensive: Film Intensive (Entering Grades 7-12)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 16 - August 15 // 10am-12:30pm // Fee: $15
// Registration Required
Participants will learn about filmmaking, from writing to filming to editing.  They will work in small groups to produce their own 5-minute films.  Space is limited to 15 participants.  It is imperative that participants attend every scheduled session.

InnOvation Lab Summer Intensive: Coding & Design Intensive (Entering Grades 6-9)
Thursdays, July 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15 // 6:30-8:30pm // Fee: $5
// Registration Required
Participants will work individually and in groups to design a Merge Cube, design and print something with our 3D printer, work on coding skills, and more! Space is limited to 12 participants.  It is highly encouraged that participants attend all sessions.

‘Tween Scene: Cookies & Chapters (Grades 4-8)
Friday, July 19 // 4pm
// Registration Required
Let’s get together to read a few chapters of our One Book One Community selection in our garden. Enjoy a cookie break.

‘Tween Scene: Shrinky Dinks (Grades 4-8)
Monday, July 22 // 4pm
// Registration Required
Create your own Shrinky Dinks for a wide variety of universal stories like Harry Potter, Star Wars, Superheroes and many more.

Pizza and a Puzzle (Grades 6-12)
Monday, July 29 // 7pm
// Registration Required
Let’s align the stars and create a universe while we enjoy some pizza.

‘Tween Scene: Sundaes & Sticker Post-It Art (Grades 4-8)
Monday, August 5 // 7pm
// Registration Required
Make a sundae while making a universal masterpiece with Post-Its.

Teen Special Needs Program: Beach Party Bingo (Grades 4 - High School)
Thursday, August 8 // 7-8pm
// Registration Required
Bingo fun, photo-booth, beach snacks and prizes galore!

Smoothies: Adulting 101 Series (Grades 6-12)
Tuesday, August 13 // 6pm
// Registration Required
Create a healthy smoothie with fresh summer fruits!

Teen Driving Safety Course: Adulting 101
DATE TBD // 7pm // For Parents & Teens
// Registration Required
"What's Lethal?" is a high-energy and interactive program bringing facts about reckless and distracted driving to teens using innovative videos, materials, and curriculum and encourages teens to take lead in peer-to-peer messaging.

 

Online Homework Help

NOTE: PATRONS ARE NOW REQUIRED TO CREATE A TUTOR.COM LIVE HOMEWORK HELP USER ACCOUNT WITH THEIR LIBRARY BARCODE NUMBER AS THEIR USERNAME AND A PASSWORD THEY CHOOSE THEMSELVES.

ALL USERS WHO HAVE CREATED AN "OPTIONAL" ACCOUNT WITH THEIR EMAIL ADDRESS AND A PASSWORD TO LOG IN, WILL HAVE TO CHANGE THEIR USERNAME TO THEIR BARCODE NUMBER INSTEAD.  IF YOU ARE HAVING ISSUES, PLEASE ADVISE LIBRARY STAFF.

Tutor.com Adult Education And Career Center - In Library -- At Home

Live help is available from real tutors daily from 2:00 - 10:00PM (some holidays excluded). Users can receive assistance with careers, job searches, writing résumés and cover letters. Help with citizenship exams, school subjects from GED prep to introductory college courses is also available. SkillsCenter Resource Library is open 24/7. In English and Spanish.

Tutor.com Online Homework Help
- In Library -- At Home
Live help is available from real tutors daily from 2:00 - 10:00PM (some holidays excluded). Students in grades K-12, introductory college students and adults can receive help with math, science, social studies, English and writing. Also provides résumé and cover letter assistance and proofreading. Available in English and Spanish.


Tutor.com To Go™ for iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch is the free mobile companion for Tutor.com. Connect to a live tutor for one-to-one help, review past one-to-one tutoring sessions, store documents or photos in your Tutor.com Locker, or browse the resources in our SkillsCenter™ Resource Library. Learn More


RESEARCH DATABASES
If you are doing research for school reports, extra credit, or simply out of personal interest, the Library provides many useful databases that you can access from home as well as in the Library.  Go to our Research Databases page and select your topic of interest, ranging from history and current events to literature, science, health, art, music, biography, and practice tests.

New York State DMV Permit Test - In Library -- At Home
Use this site to take a free online New York State DMV Permit Test practice exam.


GAME ON!!
Video games for Nintendo Switch, Wii, Wii U, XBOX360, XBOX One, and Playstation 4 are located in the Young Adult Department.  Oceanside School District residents (7th grade or older) may check out up to two titles at a time for a 7-day loan period.

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