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.
Lauren, Mark, Sam, Rony, and Alexis, your Teen Department Team
Community Service Opportunities in January and February (Register using code RVY120)
Crafts for a Cause: Wednesday, February 7, 5:30 - 6:30 pm (Grades 7-12) Get creative and create cards for sick kids that are suffering from serious illnesses. Earn 1 hour of community service.
Teen Art Club: Thursday, January 25, 5:30-6:30 pm. (Grades 7-12) Be creative and help decorate the windows in the Teen Loft for the new season. Earn 1 hour of Community Service.
Teen Advisory Crew: Tuesday, January 2 & February 6 , 5:30 - 6:30 pm (Grades 7-12) Stop in and give us your ideas about what YOU want to see and do in the Teen Loft. Earn 1 hour of community service.
Coupons for the Troops: Wednesday January 17, 3:30-4:30 pm OR Monday, January 22, 5:30-6:30 pm, AND Wednesday, February 21, 3:30-4:30 pm OR Monday, February 26, 5:30-6:30 pm (Grades 7-12) Cut coupons; U.S. military families overseas can use coupons up to six months past their expiration date. Earn 1 hour of community service.
Teen Book Reviewers
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.
Teen Artist of the Month
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.
We are looking for teen volunteers in grades 7-12 to assist elementary school students in grades K-6 with homework assignments in math, science social studies, and English. Stop by the Teen Services desk in the Teen Loft and ask to speak with a Librarian. Earn 2 hours of Community Service.
Are you in grades 9-12? Are you competitive and love to read? Find out how you can represent the Riverhead Free Library in Advanced Battle of the Books! Advanced Battle will be held at the Connetquot High School on Friday, March 23, 2018. Stop by the Teen Loft for the list of book titles and more information on how to join the team.
Teen Volunteer Opportunities
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.