Virtual Teen Program Corner

Welcome to the Amityville Public Library's Virtual Teen Program Corner! Check out all of our current and upcoming virtual teen programs, as well as information on how to register for them.

If you have any questions, please email the Amityville Public Library's Teen Librarians at YA@amityvillepubliclibrary.org. We will reply to you as soon as possible. Be safe and well!

Art & Craft Video Programs

Tie Dye Springtime Birds

Virtual Video Link Will Be Emailed

Starts: Wednesday, April 21

Ends: Wednesday, May 5

Spring is finally here, and many brightly colored birds are now visiting your neighborhood! Join Miss Shirley and learn how to craft a vibrant wooden wall hanging with tie dye birds - a great way to decorate your room for the season.

 

Sign up by emailing us at YA@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Tie Dye Birds” as your subject line and your name and grade in the body of your email.

 

Craft kits will be available for pickup at the Reference Desk until April 26 for teens who register. We will notify you once the Kit is ready for pickup.

Graffiti Love Canvas

Virtual Video Link Will Be Emailed

Starts: Wednesday, May 19

Ends: Wednesday, May 24

Create a captivating, colorful graffiti canvas that spells out a word that is meaningful to you! 

 

Sign up by emailing us at YA@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Graffiti Canvas” as your subject line and your name and grade in the body of your email. 

 

Craft kits will be available for pick up at the Reference Desk until May 24 for teens who register. We will notify you when your kit is ready for pick up. 

Glowing Butterfly Vase

Virtual Video Link Will Be Emailed

Starts: Wednesday, June 2

Ends: Wednesday, June 16

Create a whirl of flying, iridescent butterflies surrounding a watercolor background on a tall glass vase. Join Miss Shirley and learn to create this colorful light catching project. Includes a battery tea light!

 

Sign up by emailing us at YA@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Glowing Butterfly Vase” as your subject line and your name and grade in the body of your email. 

 

Craft kits will be available for pick up at the Reference Desk until June 7 for teens who register. We will notify you when your kit is ready for pick up. 

Virtual Games

Guess Who? Magical Creatures

Posted on our Facebook Page, Teen Instagram, and Teen Virtual Programs Page

Starts: Wednesday, June 16

Ends: Wednesday, July 17

How well do you know magical creatures? Find out by playing a fun virtual game where you will be asked to identify fantastical beings from books, folklore, mythology, television shows, movies, video games, and more based on their silhouettes and limited clues! The teen with the highest score will be crowned our library’s Top Magizoologist and receive two prizes. However, all teens will be eligible to receive one prize for participating.

 

A link to our Guess Who?: Magical Creatures game will be posted on our Facebook page, Teen Instagram, and Teen Virtual Programs page. To have the game link directly sent to you, email us at YA@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Guess Who” as your subject line and your name and grade in the body of your email.

Cooking Video Programs

Candy Sushi

Virtual Video Link Will Be Emailed

Starts: Wednesday, April 7

Ends: Wednesday, April 21

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Virtual Video Link Will Be Emailed

Starts: Wednesday, May 5

Ends: Wednesday, May 10

Bake a delicious, sweet cookie pie with this fabulous ingredient kit.  All you will need to complete this tasty creation is the addition of your own eggs and butter. 

 

Sign up by emailing us at YA@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Chocolate Chip Pie” as your subject line and your name and grade in the body of your email.

 

Ingredient kits will be available for pick up at the Reference Desk until May 10 for teens who register. We will notify you when your kit is ready for pick up. 

Chinese Take Out Cupcakes

Starts: Wednesday, June 30

Ends: Wednesday, July 3

Decorate these adorable cupcakes with an Asian flair using your ingredient kit, the step-by-step pictorial instructions, and a little imagination! 

 

Sign up by emailing us at YA@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Chinese Take Out Cupcakes” as your subject line and your name and grade in the body of your email. 

 

Ingredient kits will be available for pick up at the Reference Desk until July 3 for teens who register. We will notify you when your kit is ready for pick up. 

Make yummy, sweet sushi from Rice Krispie Treats, Fruit RollUps, Swedish Fish, and other assorted candies. Then, artistically display your creations on a festive plate with chopsticks!

 

Sign up by emailing us at YA@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Candy Sushi” as your subject line and your name and grade in the body of your email.

 

Ingredient kits will be available for pickup at the Reference Desk until April 12 for teens who register. We will notify you when your kit is ready for pickup.

Teen Community Service Programs

"Hooked on Books": A Volunteer Opportunity for Teens

Starts: Thursday, April 1

Ends: Wednesday, June 30 at 5 p.m.

Have you read any good books lately? Let us know! For community service credit, write a review for any book that you've recently read, which we will share on our library's social media platforms.

For each book review you submit, you will receive two hours of community service credit. Please note that you can submit up to three book reviews a month for a total of six community service hours per month.

Please email your book review(s) to YA@amityvillepubliclibrary.org by Wednesday, June 30 at 5 p.m. with "Hooked on Books" as your subject line. Include your full name and your grade level in the body of each of your emails.

After submitting a book review, you will receive a community service certificate within 24 hours via email response. Please note that only first names will be associated with book reviews when we post them online.

Collage Poetry

Starts: Thursday, April 1

Ends: Thursday, May 6 

April is National Poetry Month! For two hours of community

service credit, help us celebrate by using your imagination

to create three unique, vibrant collage poems formed out of

printed words and phrases. Your poetic works of art will be

displayed in our Teen Museum Corner and shared on both

our Facebook page and Teen Instagram.

 

Sign up by emailing us at YA@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Collage Poetry” as your subject line and your name and grade in the body of your email.  Poetry kits will be available for pick up at the Reference Desk until Tuesday, April 6 for teens who register.  We will notify you when your kit is ready for pick up. 

 

To receive your community service certificate, have your three poems submitted to us by Thursday, May 6. Please note that only original poetry suited for public reading will be accepted.

Hello Spring!

Starts: Wednesday, April 14

Ends: Wednesday, June 30

Nature is everywhere! Warmer, happier days are coming soon, so go outdoors, breathe in the fresh air, look around, and get motivated!  For 1 hour of community service credit, send us 3 photos that highlight the arrival of spring.  We will share your inspired photos on our library’s various social media platforms. 

 

Please email all photos to YA@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Hello Spring” as your subject line and your name and grade in the body of your email.  You will receive a Community Service Certificate after submitting your photos.  *A maximum of 6 photos for a total of 2 community service hours per teen will be accepted.

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