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, audiobooks, video games, graphic novels and Manga.
A vital role Teen Services plays for the community’s teens is providing volunteer opportunities. Students need to earn community service hours and can through programs the department offers. Teens may read with elementary school students while their parents attend classes for English Speakers of Other Languages, or make no-sew blankets to be donated to local shelters and food pantries, or make toys for shelter animals.