On the library’s lower level, this department provides materials and services for teens in the 7th to 12th grades. The mission of the Teen Services Department is to inspire, encourage, and mentor community teens on their path to becoming literate and well-rounded adults.
The department’s collections include age-appropriate fiction and nonfiction, Regents and AP exam study guides, music CDs, video games, graphic novels and Manga.
The Teen Services Department has community services opportunities for teens that need to fulfill the requirement for religious studies, honor society, or to graduate from high school. Teens may read with elementary school students while their parents take English classes, make no-sew blankets that are donated to local churches and food pantries, or make encouragement cards that are delivered to sick children and teens at Stony Brook University Hospital. Teens seeking community service must have a library card in good standing.