Oceanside Library

 
OCEANSIDE LIBRARY TEEN COMMUNITY SERVICE
 


10 Can Challenge: (No registration required: opportunity available from November 1 - December 31) - Join the DoSomething Movement and help reduce waste in our landfills by recycling. For every 10 cans or plastic bottles you recycle, submit a copy of your recycle receipt to bmickowski@oceansidelibrary.com or to our Instagram page at @olnyteens. Earn 1 hour of community service for every 10 cans (up to a maximum of 10 hours). You keep the money and help save our planet at the same time!

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Students Rebuild: (Register here, program on Wednesday, November 17 and Wednesday, December 15 at 7pm) - Join our Oceanside Library Students Rebuild team for the World Needs Challenge! This year's challenge is to design posters to amplify the messages you care about. You can choose to focus on clean oceans, humanitarian aid for refugees, hunger relief, or overcoming bias and arts activism. For each poster created during this program, The Bezos Foundation will donate $5 to programs meeting global needs.

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Teen Think Tank: (Register here, programs on Tuesday, November 23 and Tuesday, December 21 at 4pm) - Join our Teen Think Tank to have your voice heard in the library and brainstorm with us! Earn 1 hour of community service by attending.

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Muffins for Families in Need: (Register here, arrive on Monday, November 8 to pick up bags & ribbons) -  Make six of your favorite muffins and divide them into bags supplied by the library.  Tie with ribbon and return them ON Sunday, November 14 or Monday, November 15 by 5pm for 2 hours of community service.  Muffins will go to families in need for Thanksgiving.

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Comfort Bags: (Register here, arrive on Wednesday, December 1 to pick up bags
) - Make a comfort bag for a local shelter. Decorate your bag with an inspirational message and fill it with toiletries and snacks for 2 hours of community service. Bags will be available for pick up in our lobby starting December 1.

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Holiday Cookies for Neighbors Helping Neighbors: (Register here, arrive on Monday, December 6 to pick up bags & ribbons
) - Make a dozen of your favorite Holiday cookies and divide them into bags supplied by the library. Tie with ribbon and return by Monday, December 13 for 2 hours of community service. Cookies will be distributed by Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Bags and ribbons will be available for pick up on December 6.

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ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES


Book Review Submissions (Submit reviews now!)

Contribute to our new Teen Bookstagram by reviewing a book you recently read! Click here for details and for the Google Form to submit your first review.  You can submit a maximum of 2 reviews per month for 1 hour of service each.

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Cards for The Little St. Nick Foundation (Drop off cards at the library at any time during normal hours)
Make cheerful cards for children in hospitals. All cards will be given to the non-profit organization The Little St. Nick Foundation. The cards will be included in special bags that this organization delivers to children in hospitals. Use any craft supplies you have at home to make homemade cards. Make 5 cards to receive 1 hour of community service.  Click here for suggestions on messages to include.

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Teens & COVID-19
Use this community service opportunity as a creative outlet to share your thoughts and experiences related to the pandemic.  Share your story via written piece, photo journal, piece of artwork, or any other creative work.  Earn 2 hours of community service.  
Email gtrinchetta@oceansidelibrary.com with any questions and with your completed work.

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Click here for a list of organizations that accept teen volunteers.

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Check back for additional community service opportunities in the future. Email bmickowski@oceansidelibrary.com or gtrinchetta@oceansidelibrary.com with any questions!
 

Oceanside Library - 30 Davison Avenue - Oceanside - NY 11572