Need community service hours? We have you covered!
The Teen Department has a number of ways to complete your community service hours. Browse our options below, and please reach out if you have any questions.
All Community Service submissions will be reviewed by the Department Head or Community Service Librarian. Same day credit may not always be available.
Teen Book Review
Teens are able to submit up to 5 book reviews a month. Each review will receive 1 hour of community service. All writing must be in ones original words in order to receive credit. Please allow at least 3 Days for review when submitting material.
Cards to Seniors (Islandia Nursing Home)
Teens are able to create 5 cards which will receive 1 hr of community service per month. Cards will be delivered to seniors living in the Islandia Nursing Home. Cards can be created using computer, and or construction paper. Please use encouraging language and do not provide any personal details about yourself, such as name or age.
Cards for Children and Families in Stony Brook NICU
Teens are able to create 5 cards which will receive 1 hr of community service per month. Cards can be created using computer, and or construction paper. Please use encouraging language and do not provide any personal details about yourself, such as name or age. Please do not use glitter or paint pens when making cards.
Teens can help brighten the day of new community residents by stopping at the Teen Desk to pick up tote bags to decorate. Teens are able to decorate upto 3 bags per month. Each completed bag will receive 1hr of community service. In order to receive credit both front and back of bags will need to be completed. Please only use permanent marker when drawing. The library has permanent markers for in house use if needed.
Teens can design 5 rocks a month for 1hr of community service. Kindness Rocks that are completed will be kept at the Teen Desk and Circulation Desk for community patrons to choose from. Please use paint markers when designing, the library has paint markers for in house use if needed.
Teens can design 5 bookmarks front and back to receive 1hr of community service per month. Bookmarks will be placed throughout the library and the patron services desk for community use.
Share a Recipe
Teens can pick up a recipe form from the Teen Desk once per month. After the recipe form has been filled in and returned to a Teen Librarian 1hr of community service credit will be provided.
Example: Many of our teens who have skills in knitting and crocheting can donate infinite and preemie hats to stony brook university to receive 3hrs of community service. One hat a month per teen please.