Whether you need a book for an assignment, a good read, or a place to hang out, The Teen Loft is for you. We strive to provide a respectful, safe and welcoming environment for all teens within the greater Riverhead Community. We have special programming and community service opportunities that are designed for youth entering grades 7 through 12.
The Riverhead Free Library offers a variety of volunteer programs for teens in grades 7-12 where they are able to earn community service hours. The teens will be given a certificate of completion at the end of each program which states the number of hours that were completed. Please view our newsletter and online calendar for additional community service opportunities.
Looking for more community service hours? The Teen Department is looking for teens in Grades 7-12 that are willing to read and review award winning books. Stop by the Teen Services desk in the Teen Loft and ask to speak to a Librarian. Earn 3 hours of Community Service.
The Teen Department at the Riverhead Library is looking for teens in Grades 7-12 that are interested in drawing, painting, photography, and Photoshop. Stop by the Teen Services desk in the Teen Loft and ask to speak to a Librarian. Earn 4 hours of Community Service.
Our videos need your help! To help the RFL become more accessible to the Deaf community, earn volunteer hours by transcribing our videos. With your help, we can add captions to our videos so everyone can enjoy them! Every video transcribed earns 2 hours of community service.
Since many senior citizens are unable to receive visitors at this time, lend your heart out and write them a hand-written letter! Include fun stories, words of encouragement, and even pictures of your pets! Each letter must be hand-written and at least one page long.
Do you love reading silly stories and doing funny voices? Help foster children’s interest in reading and learning by recording yourself reading a children’s book! Every reading will be featured on our YouTube and Facebook page and will earn one hour of community service.
Watch hand-picked documentaries by librarians that relate to social issues around the world. After you watch a documentary you feel passionately about, fill out a questionnaire, and write one way you would address the problems presented to you in the documentary. You may earn up to two hours of community service.
Long Island is known for its beautiful beaches, but what about all of the lifeforms that depend on it? Choose an animal spotlighted at the New York Marine Rescue Center and do a short presentation on why they are important to Long Island’s ecosystem, how residents can help, and why conservation programs are important. For every video, you may earn up to 3 hours of community service a month.
The Riverhead Free Library offers a variety of volunteer programs for teens in grades 7-12 where they are able to earn community service hours. The teens will be given a certificate of completion at the end of each program which states the number of hours that were completed.