Teen Talk!


Welcome Teens!



Teen Talk is for students in grades 6-12 and we’re glad you stopped to visit! Here you’ll find featured virtual programs and volunteer opportunities, activities to keep you busy, ebook suggestions from Live-brary and more! If you’re interested in volunteering, please visit our Teen Volunteering page for more information. In addition, if you have questions, please email us at teen.department@wbpl.us


See what all the talk is about for this month!


Teen Summer Reading Challenge 2021: Tails & Tales

June 14 – August 27

Join the West Babylon Public Library’s 2021 Summer Reading Club for teens entering grades 6-12! Every minute read = 1 point! Collect prizes at every 200 points to hit your goal of 1,000 points! Earn raffle tickets for every 100 points you collect for a chance to win one of our amazing raffle baskets at the end of the summer! Visit our website or call the Library for more information!



100 Books Before Graduation!

Take the challenge and read 100 books before graduation! Teens can begin this challenge at any time and choose any books they want to read, including graphic novels and books you’ve read for school! For every 10 books, Teens will receive a prize, teens cannot re-read the same book twice. If you complete your challenge, reading 100 books before graduation, you will win a Grand prize! Participants can only complete the program and earn prizes one time. Visit our Teen Page on our website for more information and registration.


Virtual Volunteer Opportunities!


Calling all Teens! We understand that we are living in unpredictable times and that social distancing has become our current status, that’s why our Teen Librarians have developed virtual volunteer opportunities  that you can do at home while practicing safe social distancing! All you need is a computer/tablet/smartphone, an email address and access to the internet/wifi to participate in these fun volunteer opportunities. Participation in any or all of these volunteer opportunities can be emailed to our Teen department: teen.department@wbpl.us. Visit our TEEN VOLUNTEER PAGE today for more info!

Check out some of these completed volunteer projects!

Reason2Smile Bracelets:


Adopt Me Bandanas:


Community Explorers: Teen Bird House Makeover:



Hot Topics Teen Book Club



Virtual Take & Make Programs




Registration is required for curbside DIY Craft Kits.
Have your Library Card ready to register! You can now register for a specific week and drop by to pick up on any of the times/dates below*
There are 4 pickup dates for each week: Monday 3:30-5:30 pm, Wednesday 4:30-6:30 pm,
Thursday 10-11:30 am & Saturday 2-3:30 pm

DIY Craft Kits
Registration begins Monday prior to Curbside craft
Simply click HERE to register for the Tween Craft Kit (Grades 4-7)
Simply click HERE to register for the Teen Craft Kit (Grades 6-12)


Check out these links below for helpful tips on making Friendship bracelets:



Homework Help!

Need help with a paper or report for school?
Have a biography due?
Or, need an online tutor?
Check out these online resources!
Simply click HERE and we’ll take you to our online Homework Help webpage.


The Mandalorian Escape Room!


Click on the Mandalorian below, the Child has gone missing!

Teens Keeping Busy!

Creative Writing Prompts!
Writing can be a great way to relieve stress. We created a bunch of writing prompts,
write it, type it, or use it as a way to talk to friends and family! Check back every week for a new one!



Spring Senses Scavenger Hunt!
Get up, get moving and use all your ‘senses’ this spring with this scavenger hunt!



What are you streaming?!

Check out Hoopla!
Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV!


Hey! Have you been watching a lot of Netflix lately?!
Check out this LINK for some great teen movie suggestions from Seventeen Magazine!


Love Hulu?! Check out these Teen movie suggestions from ReelGood!



Free Online Games!

Check out these sites for drawing games and escape rooms, all for free!

Check out Drawize!
A free online drawing game where you can compete with others!


Love escape rooms and/or puzzles?
Check out Enchambered where you can find free online escape rooms!



eBooks on Live-brary!

Check out some of these reads on anti-racism, diversity and social justice!
Simply click on the picture below to view the entire list.



Check out NEW novels on the Live-brary’s Teen page! Have your library card ready to login to your account and check out books!



Looking for a good Mystery to read?! Click HERE for some suggestions compiled by our Teen Librarian Ms. Diana ! Teens can also click on the picture below for all Mystery reads on Live-brary.com



eBooks on Libby!

Check out these LGBTQ+ Reads on Libby!
Download the free Libby app today, use your Library card for access to ebooks!

Teen Read & Review!


The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald: reviewed by Hailey D.


Tell us why you did/didn’t like the book:

I loved all the symbolization throughout the book.”

What is your favorite part of this book?:

My favorite part of the book is the last paragraph because it really sums up the main message about the book with the struggle and obsession with the past, but still being hopeful.”

Who would you recommend this book to and why?:

“I would recommend this book to anyone in grades 10-12, it’s a great, interesting read and would be easy to understand for someone in these grades.”




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