Sachem Public Library
Sachem Public Library

150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY 11741 • 631-588-5024

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

Politics & Pastries (Opportunity Full)

Are you curious about how local government works and who represents you? Do you wonder how you can get involved? On September 27th from 7:00-8:00pm, bring your questions to this informal town hall chat with Suffolk County Legislator Anthony Piccirillo and get the answers along with some gourmet cupcakes to go! (1 hour community service)

Politics & Pastries (Opportunity Full)

Fall Festival Teen Leaders (Opportunity Full)

We are looking for teen volunteers in grades 9-12 to help out at the Fall Festival! Teen Leaders will be assigned to oversee different booths and activities at the Fall Festival. Due to the added responsibility of these positions, teens will earn 8 hours of community service. Positions are very limited and completion of this application is not a guarantee you will be accepted as a Teen Leader. If you are selected as a Teen Leader for the Fall Festival, you must to be available the entire time on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 10:30am—4:30pm. (8 hours)

Fall Festival Teen Leaders (Opportunity Full)

Farmingville Hills Street Fair Helpers (In-Person)

The Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce is looking for teens in grades 7-12 to help at the Farmingville Street Fair! This program is off-site on Portion Road between Leeds Blvd. and South Howell Blvd. Teens must provide their own transportation. (4 hours)

Farmingville Hills Street Fair Helpers (In-Person)

Farmingville Hills Street Fair ChalkUp Contest (In-Person)

The Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce is looking for artistic teens who love working with families and children to assist with our chalk creations voting contest and to create some chalk challenges for children participation. Chalk challenges are obstacle courses or games created with sidewalk chalk drawings. You must supply your own transportation. Chalk will be provided. (4 hours)

Farmingville Hills Street Fair ChalkUp Contest (In-Person)

Fire Prevention Week: Social Media Project (Virtual)

Help us educate the community on fire safety and fire prevention by creating content to be posted to our Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat.  Instructions will be emailed upon registration. Projects must be completed by October 6th. (1 hour)

Fire Prevention Week: Social Media Project (Virtual)

Birthday Bags (In-Person)

Color and assemble ‘Birthday Bags’ for children in need. Bags will be donated to local organizations. Please bring the following items with you to the program to receive community service: box of cake mix, container of frosting, and unopened package of birthday candles. (1 hour)

Birthday Bags (In-Person)

Mutt-I-Grees Club @ Home

Help us with projects to benefit local animal shelters and complete various tasks to earn community service credit.  Teens may earn up to 9 hours per month for projects completed at home.

Mutt-I-Grees Club @ Home

Great Give Back Helpers: Donation Drive (In-Person)

Assist in collecting and sorting food donations that will be distributed to the local community. (3.5 hours)

Great Give Back Helpers: Donation Drive (In-Person)

Book Sale Helpers (Opportunity Full)

Assist the Friends of the library with the set-up of our book sale. (1.5 hours)

Book Sale Helpers (Opportunity Full)

Study Buddies (Opportunity Full)

Assist students grades 1-5 with homework in math, science, social studies and English. Complete the application to be considered. Space is limited.

Applications are due by Monday, September 20, 2021.

Study Buddies (Opportunity Full)

Chalk Your Walk @ Home

Spend an hour chalking your walk to spread joy and cheer throughout the community. Earn 1 hour of Community Service.

Chalk Your Walk @ Home

Sachem TeenStrumentals (Virtual)

Submit musical recordings for our TeenStrumentals Podcast on Soundcloud to be shared with the community. Earn 3 Community Service Hours while sharing your love of music.

Sachem TeenStrumentals (Virtual)

Cards of Cheer (Opportunity Full)

Create (4) cheerful cards for residents of local assisted living facilities. Complete this application to receive guidelines on this project. You may earn up to 2 hours community service per month

Cards of Cheer (Opportunity Full)

Project in a Pouch (Opportunity Full)

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.

Project in a Pouch (Opportunity Full)

"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!

Database Review

Learn about the library’s databases and gain community service hours. Watch one database tutorial video from the Sachem Public Library YouTube channel playlist “Explore our Databases” and write a 250-350-word review. Earn 1 service hour for completion of a review, an additional .5 hour is available to those who also create a video review.

Database Review

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.

Muttigrees: Adoption Tails

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.  

Learn Something - Lead the Way

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.

Teen Book Reviewers

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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