Oceanside Library


Cards for The Little St. Nick Foundation (Register now)
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. Make 5 cards to receive 1 hour of community service.


Love Letters For Literacy (Register now
Create literacy kits for young children in need.  After registering, you will receive an email from a librarian with additional details about picking up your Take & Make Kit.
Return your completed kit for 1 hour of community service.


Suicide Prevention Project: The Oceanside Library is partnering with Oceanside SAFE Coalition and the Makeshift Movement throughout the month of September (National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month). Participate in the activities below to raise awareness and learn valuable information about preventing suicide.

1. Bookmark Take & Make (Register here)
After registering, you will receive an email about picking up your kit. Return your completed bookmark for 2 hours of community service. Bookmarks will be sent out with library books to raise awareness.

2. Preventing Suicide: An Informative Discussion (Register now: Monday, September 13 at 7PM). - Join Alison Eriksen of Oceanside SAFE Coalition on Zoom to learn about suicide prevention. Earn 1 hour of community service.

3. Suicide Prevention Month Wrap-Up Event (Register now: Saturday, September 25 - 2-4PM - Please meet at the Schoolhouse Green) - Hear from Debra Caputo, a Suicide Prevention Speaker and see the final display of bookmarks. Earn 2 hours of community service.


Teen Think Tank: (Register now: Wednesday, September 29 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. Please note: This program will take place in the library.


Capes for Kids: (Register now: Saturday, October 16 - 11AM-12PM or 3-4PM) - As part of The Great Give Back through Nassau Library System, join us to participate in this day of service! Choose one session to attend to make a cape for a child in need. Earn 1 hour of community service. Please note: This program will take place in the library.


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.


#WeWereHere Project (You may submit now)

Participate in the #WeWereHere Project by filling out this form. This project aims to document the teen experience during these tough times. Your personal story, video diary, photo journal or other piece of work will be uploaded to the #WeWereHere Project site. Service hours vary based on the chosen project - see below. Email Gabriella at gtrinchetta@oceansidelibrary.com with any questions and with your completed work.  Each category below can be completed one time.

I Am Here: personal stories, video diaries, photo journals (3 hours)

I Am Helping: useful information, helpful tips, safety precautions (1 hour)

I Am Okay: jokes, stories, anything humorous (1 hour)

I Am Not Okay: art, poetry (2 hours)


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

Click here for a list of organizations that accept teen volunteers.  (Opens in MS Word)

Oceanside Library - 30 Davison Avenue - Oceanside - NY 11572