150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY 11741

  • Monday – Friday 9:30am – 9:00pm
  • Saturday 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday 12:00pm – 5:00pm

The Teen Services Department offers a number of opportunities throughout the year for teens in grades 6-12 to earn community service hours. All participants receive a certificate on the day of the program with the number of hours worked.

Ongoing community service programs

Teens may participate in the following community service projects in addition to their one registered volunteer program.

Project in a Pouch

Request a project pouch to take home and complete on your own time. Service hours vary by completed tasks, up to 5 hours per month. You may apply for a pouch once per month for a period of 7 days. The Library has a limited number of pouches available.  Projects will be assigned as available.


CARD MAKING: The cards will be sent to hospitalized children and military troops.

WOVEN PLACE-MATS: Completed projects will be given to adult homes in the area.

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.


Film a video, write an article, create artwork or sign up to help edit and lay out projects. Earn 3 hours of community service for each completed assignment, up to 9 hours per month.

Mutt-i-grees Club:

Meet other teens with a passion for animals, help us with projects to benefit local animal shelters and complete various tasks to earn community service credit, up to 3 tasks per month. Meet-ups will be once a month, dates will vary.

Study Buddies

We are looking for teen volunteers in grades 8-12 to assist elementary school students in grades 1-5 with homework assignments in math, science, social studies, and English.  Completed applications must be returned to the Teen Services Department at Sachem Public Library no later than Monday, January 6, 2020. Space is limited.  A teacher recommendation is required.

Fall Festival Teen Leaders

We are looking for teen volunteers in grades 9-12 to help at the Fall Festival! Teen Leaders will be assigned to oversee different booths and activities at the fall festival and will earn 8 hours of community service. These positions are very limited and interested teens must fill out an application. Applications can be picked up in the Teen Services Department starting August 16.

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.