The RFL Teen Services Department strives to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all teens within the greater Riverhead Community, with special programming that is designed for youth entering grades 7 through 12. We recognize that teens can be drawn to libraries to access the library’s Internet or computers, use the library’s research resources, study, read, write, discuss books, socialize, participate in programming, and just “hang out.”
To meet, support and vitalize these needs, our "Teen Loft" provides a neutral, safe space where we provide opportunities where adolescents can grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially in a caring, nurturing and respectful environment; where they can develop new literacies for learning and expression; and gain workplace preparedness through engagement in various community service projects. We are dedicated to serving the Teens of our community with compassion and understanding.
Joyce, Cher, Annie and Kyle, your Teen Department Team
Cards for Hospitalized Kids: Write uplifting messages for kids who are hospitalized or suffering from a serious illness.
Coupons for the Troops: Cut coupons; US military families overseas could use coupons up to 6 months past expiration.
Library Pet Care: Like animals? Want to clean our turtle and fish tanks?
Aspiring writers now can have an outlet for the community of Riverhead! Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Movies, Sports, whatever you’re into. Share it with us! We can post your submission to Facebook! One submission will also count as two hours of community service. See staff in the Teen Loft about how to submit your blog post.