150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY 11741

  • Monday – Friday 9:30am – 9:00pm
  • Saturday 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday (October-May) 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Haunted Garden Grimm's Fairy Tale Murals

Are you an artist? Sachem Library is looking for teen volunteers to paint and submit 3ft x 3ft murals for this year’s Haunted Garden. You may work in a team of up to three (3) students. Each teen will earn 5 hours of community service for accepted mural submissions. Artwork due by Friday, October 16, 2020. This Artist Registration Form must be filled out and submitted with completed work.

Project in a Pouch

Request a project pouch to take home and complete on your own time. Earn up to 5 hours per month. You may check out a pouch once per month for a period of 7 days. Limited number of pouches are available.

"History of the People" Project

Have you ever wondered what brought you and your neighbors to this very spot? How is this community shaped by who we are and where we came from? Earn 2-3 community service hours while helping us build a picture of who we are as a “people”. Record interviews with your parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors while safely social distancing.  Recordings will be shared on the libraries’ social media accounts.  Sign up for more information on this project!

Muttigrees: Adoption Tails

Have you rescued a shelter pet and given them a new home?  Tell us your story and why rescuing and adopting a shelter pet is so important.  Each inspiring story per pet will be worth 1 hour of community service.

Send a Smile

Color and mail completed pages to Color a Smile, a non profit organization that distributes cheerful drawings to people in need of a smile. Complete an online application to receive guidelines on this project. You may earn up to 3 hours community service per month.

Learn Something - Lead the Way

Are you ready to lead the way? Watch librarian-selected documentaries that allow you to gain perspective and prompt acts of service in the Sachem community – while also practicing safe social distancing! Receive 2 hours community service for each documentary viewed and questionnaire completed.

By participating in this program you are giving back to your community in the following ways: (1) Becoming informed through documentaries. (2) Actively participating in a dialogue on important issues. (3) Exploring important community issues and spreading awareness by becoming leaders within the community, physically and virtually.  

Teen Book Reviewers

Love to read? Earn community service credit by reviewing award-winning Young Adult books selected by the American Library Association. The application and booklists are available below or in Teen Services. You will earn 3 hours of community service for each review that meets all of the requirements, up to 9 hours per month.

Some Tips:

Check with your family before volunteering for a project or with an organization. Some organizations may have minimum age requirements or require training. It is your responsibility to make sure that the community service program you volunteer for will qualify with the organization that is tracking your community service hours. The library is not responsible for tracking community service hours served with outside organizations.

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