You must have a Port Jefferson Free Library card in order to receive community service credit with us. The Teen Center tries to provide a variety of opportunities to fulfill the need for community service. It is up to the individual to confirm that the activities you participate in through The Library will be accepted by your organization. It is also up to the participants to keep their own records of the hours accrued. The Teen Center does not keep a record of community service earned through their community service opportunities.
In-Person Community Service Programs
The Teen Center has indoor/in-person programs for teens to earn community service. Each program will provide instructions and materials necessary for participants to work on for an hour. Space is limited. Community service letters will be given physically or sent via email by the Teen Librarians.
Wednesday, November 3
Help the library make holiday decorations using perler beads. Receive 1 hour of community service.
Wednesday, November 10
Join Erin, Venus and Khan for a discussion about upcoming events, news and your thoughts on Teen Center related activities. Receive 1 hour of community service.
Thursday, November 11
Give back to troops with coupons! Cut out and organize discounts for a better cause. Receive 1 hour of community service.
Wednesday, November 17
Design wintery yarn snowballs with our pom pom makers. Receive 1 hour of community service.
Thursday, December 2
From paper to ornament pieces, assist the librarians in making paper snowflakes to decorate the room for the upcoming season! Receive 1 hour of community service.
Tuesday, December 14
Help the Teen Center organize and prepare their Lego boxes. Receive 1 hour of community service.
Wednesday, December 29
Help the Children’s Department set up a New Year’s Eve party for our little friends! SPACE IS VERY LIMITED, SO CHOOSE ONE SESSION
Wednesday, December 29
Help the Children’s Department during a New Year’s Eve party for our little friends! SPACE IS VERY LIMITED, SO CHOOSE ONE SESSION
Pick Up Community Service Opportunities
The Teen Center offers kits for teens to earn community service. Each kit will have instructions and materials necessary for the participants to follow and return to the Teen Center. Hours will be given once the finished products or organized materials are returned to the community service bin. If there are any issues with the kit or in completing the task, email: email@example.com
Mini Paper Snowmen Decor
Design a snowman, give it a colorful scarf and help decorate the Teen Center for the winter season. Receive 1 hour of community service, with a maximum of 2 packets per month.
Wooden Ornament Crafters
Design colorful creations on simple wooden ornaments. Receive 1 hour of community service, with a maximum of 2 packets per month.
Online Community Service Opportunities
Check out the community service opportunities you can do from the comfort of your own home! Each activity provides the appropriate guidelines needed to earn community service. Hours will be given once the participant has the form correctly submitted. If there are any issues in accessing or completing the form, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Earn community service by reviewing young adult novels, e-books or print, on their reading level. You can earn 2 hours of community service for each submitted book review! There is a limit of 2 reviews per month.
Teen Movie Review
Earn community service by reviewing PG or PG-13 movies from any source of film, DVD or digital streaming services. You can earn 2 hours of community service for each submitted movie review that meets the required guidelines. There is a limit of 2 reviews per month.