Suffolk County Public Libraries

Check back often for updates on libraries in Suffolk County that will be participating in The Great Give Back 2019! As The Great Give Back draws nearer, details about libraries’ individual events will be added. Please contact libraries directly for questions regarding offered programming.

Amagansett Free Library

Community Service Project: Help Decorate for Halloween
Saturday, October 19th
1:00-3:00 pm
Join us at the library to earn community service hours (or just help out for fun). We’ll decorate the library for Halloween!
Contact the library for registration details

Amityville Public Library

Festive Fall Giveaway
Saturday, October 19th
10:00 am-3:00 pm
For students in grades 5-12
We will be hosting a Festive Fall Library Material Giveaway on October 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for our loyal patrons. Materials included in the giveaway are older items withdrawn from the library collection or donations given to us by others. Registration in not required to attend this event.

Babylon Public Library

Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library

The Great Give Back – Hygiene Kits for the Needy
Saturday, October 19th
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
For students in grades 6-12
Participate with many different Libraries on October 19th by giving back to the community. We will be preparing hygiene kits for the needy yo donate to St. Patrick’s Church. This program will earn teens 1 hour of community service.
Registration is required. Please visit our website at bsbwlibrary.org or call us at 631-665-4350.

Bayport-Blue Point Public Library

The Great Give Back at Bayport-Blue Point Public Library
Saturday, October 19th
2:00-3:00 pm
For teens
We will be making busy kits for the pediatrics unit for Stony Brook Hospital and collecting food and toiletries for the local food bank.
While walk-ins are accepted, registering first would be preferred.

Brentwood Public Library

Decorate a Food Pantry Bag
Saturday, October 19th, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
For children ages 3 & up with an adult
Decorate a reusable grocery bag that will be donated to Island Harvest food bank.
Registration is required with valid Brentwood Public Library card.

Plant a Seed
Saturday, October 19th
2:30 pm-4:00 pm
For children ages 5 & up with an adult
Plant a flower in a recycled flowering pot and watch it grow in your backyard or open space!
Registration is required with valid Brentwood Public Library card.

Brookhaven Free Library

South Country Community Clean Up!
Saturday, October 19th
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
For all ages
The Great Give Back is a community service initiative created by the Suffolk County Public Library Directors Association and the Suffolk Cooperative Library System to provide a day of opportunities for the patrons of Long Island libraries to participate in meaningful, service-oriented experiences. What’s more meaningful than working together to keep our community beautiful? This year, we are working with the South Country Community Leadership Network to ask our friends and neighbors across the area to lend their hands. You can meet us here at BFL to clean with our crew or visit www.brookhavenfreelibrary.org for additional site listings. Join us back at the Library for a thank you brunch from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Please register.

Central Islip Public Library

The Great Give Back at Central Islip Public Library
Tuesday, October 1st – Saturday, October 19th
DONATE! New or gently used towels. These will be donated to: LI Against Domestic Violence and Little Shelter for Dogs and Cats
No registration required

Center Moriches Free Public Library

The Great Give Back at Center Moriches Free Public Library
Saturday, October 19th
2:00-4:00 pm
For students in 6th-12th grade
Give back to your community and help keep people in need warm this winter. We will teach you how to knit a scarf with no needles. We will then give the scarves we make to people in need.
This program is for teens with valid Center Moriches Free Public Library. Registration is required and will begin on Saturday, October 5th.

Cold Spring Harbor Library

Commack Public Library

Pet Adoption Fair
Saturday, October 19th
10:00 am-2:00 pm
For All Ages
Meet your new best friend at our Pet Adoption Fair! Representatives from local animal rescue organizations will be at the library with adoptable pets. We will also have stations to make cat and dog toys, as well as a pet food and used towel and blanket drive.
No registration required

Comsewogue Public Library

Charity Totes for the Homeless
Saturday, October 10th
10:00-11:00 am OR 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
For children of all ages with a caregiver. Program content will appeal to children 5 years and up.
Families will decorate tote bags with messages of hope. They will also add some much needed items inside the tote bags. All tote bags will be donated to those in need.
Registration required.

Volunteer Fair
Saturday, October 19th
10:00 am-1:00 pm
For all ages
Representatives from organization will discuss local opportunities for a variety of ages. Refreshments will be provided.
No registration required

Shelter Pet Bow Ties
Saturday, October 19th
1:00-2:00 pm
For students in grades 6-12
Learn how to manipulate fabric to create bow ties for shelter pets to shine at adoption events.
Registration required

Connetquot Public Library

Birthday Wishes Long Island
Saturday, October 19th
10:00 am-12:00 pm
For all ages
We will be collection birthday wrapping paper, basketballs, footballs, super heroes, Paw Patrol items and nail polish sets for Birthday Wishes LI to provide parties for homeless children. Create a birthday card for the birthday child also.
No registration required

Halloween Costume Drive
Saturday, October 19th
10:00 am-1:00 pm
For all ages
Come pick out a new-to-you costume for this year! All costumes distributed will be on a first-come, first-served basis with a limit of 2 per family.
No registration required.
We are accepting new or gently used costumes (with a particular need for school-age sized costumes), from September 13 through October 18 at the Children’s Services Desk.

Create Cards for Soldiers
Saturday, October 19th
10:00 am-4:00 pm
For all ages
Show your appreciaton for our soldiers by writing and decorating cards that will be mailed to them.
No registration required

Coat Drive
Saturday, October 19th
10:00 am-5:00 pm
For all ages
Bring your clean, gently-used winter coats for all ages to be donated to the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless.
No registration required

Copiague Memorial Library

Halloween Costume Drive
Saturday, October 19th
2:00-3:30 pm
Teens will be volunteering but the entire community is invited to stop by to browse.
Registration is required for teens to volunteer

Cutchogue-New Suffolk Free Library

Community Breakfast
Saturday, October 19th
10:00-11:00 am
For All Ages
Stop in the Library for coffee and breakfast treats, and chat with many local civic and charitable organizations* that make the North Fork a better place. Learn what these organizations do for our community, and find out how you can get involved.
No registration, all are welcome.
* If you are part of a community organization and would like to be represented at the event, please email cutclib@cnsfl.org or call 631-734-6360.

Key Hooks for Habitat for Humanity
Saturday, October 19th
11:00 am-12:00 pm
For students in grades 5-12
Take part in our effort to give back to our community during the Great Give Back. Help us to make a special key hook plaque that mwill forever be a part of a family’s joy of having their own home. 1-hour community service earned.
Please call 631-734-6360 or stop in the library to register.

Deer Park Public Library

Blessing Bags for People in Need
Friday, October 18th
4:00-5:00 pm
For students in grades 6-12
Help us package and decorate blessing bags for people in need on Long Island.
Registration required

Adoption Poster Boards for Animal Shelter
Saturday, October 19th
10:00-11:00 am
For students in grades 6-12
Create adoption boards for shelter animals!
Registration required

East Hampton Public Library

Bird Feeder Craft
Saturday, October 19th
11:00 am-12:00 pm
For children ages 4 & up
Kids will make easy bird feeders to help feed our feathered friends.
Registration is required and children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

East Islip Public Library

Socks for Seniors Volunteers
Saturday, October 19th
10:45 am-12:15 pm
For students in grades 7-12
Volunteers will help children create no-skid socks for the residents of Momentum Nursing Home.
Registration required.

The Great Give Back Volunteers
Saturday, October 19th
11:00 am-12:00 pm
For students in 7th grade to adults
Patrons will donate their time to assemble crafts-to-go kits to be given to our group home visitors.
Registration required.

Elwood Public Library

Birthday Bags
Saturday, October 19th
11:00 am-4:00 pm
For teens (grades 6-12)
Elwood teens are helping kids in need and using supplies provided by the community to make Birthday Party in a Bag kits for the Helping Hands Rescue Mission.
Teens have to register for this event.

Emma S. Clark Memorial Library

Cat and Dog Toy Making
Saturday, October 19th
Dog Toy Making – For Kids in Grades 5-6, 2:00-3:00 pm
Cat Toy Making – For Teens, 3:00-4:00 pm
We’re asking patrons to help support our furry friends! There will be two special youth community service opportunities on that date. Teen volunteers (grades 7 – 12) will make cat toys for shelter cats, which will keep the cats busy while they wait for a fur-ever home. Kids in grades 5 & 6 will create dog toys.  By participating in these classes, volunteers will learn the joy of giving back to others, and they will also earn community service credit.  The toys will be donated to local pet shelters and animal rescue and advocacy organizations.
Registration required – details at https://www.emmaclark.org/thegreatgiveback/

Pet Food Drive
Saturday, October 19th – Thursday, October 31st
During Library Hours
For all ages
We’ll be collecting new, unopened pet food (both canned and dry), and all are welcome to donate (residents or nonresidents) during Library hours. There will be a table located in the Library’s lobby. Teen volunteers will also help run the drive by picking up food and dropping it off at various locations.
No registration required.

Floyd Memorial Library

The Great Give Back at Floyd Memorial Library
Saturday, October 19th
10:00 am-4:00 pm
For all children and teens
Children and Teens are invited to come to the library on Saturday, October 19th between 10:00 am and 4:30 pm to decorate and stuff a small goody bag for the residents of San Simeon Nursing Home. We will use fabric paint and our imaginations to create cheerful and uplifting gifts for our homebound patrons.
No Registration Required

Half Hollow Hills Community Library

Great Give Back: Stuffed Animals
Saturday, October 19th
2:00-3:00 pm at Melville Public Library
For students in grades 6-12
Get involved and give back to Operation Gratitude serving military families nationwide.
Registration required

Hampton Library in Bridgehampton

Sock Drive
Sunday, September 1st-Saturday, October 19th
During Library Hours
For all ages
Did you know of all items donated to food pantries and homeless shelters, socks are the most needed but least donated article of clothing? The Library will accept only new pairs of socks. All donations will benefit the Bridgehampton Food Pantry.
Registration is not required. Socks can be dropped off at the Library during normal operating hours from September 1 to October 19. Please note: the Library will only accept new pairs of socks as donations.

DIY Pet Toys
Saturday, October 19th
3:00-4:30 pm
For students in grades 6-12
We will be crafting dog and cat toys to be donated to our local animal shelters.
Community service hours will be granted to teens who participate in giving back to our community. Supplies and space are limited. Registration requested.
Registration requested. Contact the library to register.

I Spy Beach Clean Up
Saturday, October 19th
10:00-11:00 m
at 1251 Ocean Road, Sagaponack, NY 11962
For all ages
Join us at Ocean Road Beach as we give back to the beautiful community where we live and clean up the exquisite beach with a game of I Spy.
Registration not required

Hampton Bays Public Library

The Great Give Back at Hampton Bays Public Library
Saturday, October 19th
11:00 am-2:00 pm
Give back to your community by participating in random acts of kindness, or stopping by to create get-well cards for kids at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Harborfields Public Library

Caps for Newborns
Saturday, October 19th
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Join us in TeenScape where you will work on a loom to create a cozy cap for newborns of a local hospital. No knitting experience required. Earn 2 hours of community service.
Registration required

Hauppauge Public Library

The Great Give Back Volunteers (No-Sew Blankets for Animals)
Saturday, October 19th
10:00 am-12:00 pm
For adults and teenagers in grades 6-12
Celebrate this county-wide day of volunteering by creating no-sew blankets for the local animal shelter. Please consider bringing a donation of dog or cat food, as well. (2 hours service credit given to participating teens)
Registration required. Non-Hauppauge cardholders will be placed on a waitlist and invited if there is room. Registration code HPY2626

Huntington Public Library

The Great Giveback Volunteer Fair
Saturday, October 19th
2:00-5:00 pm
For adults and teens
Huntington Public Library is welcoming over 25 non-profit organizations, engaged in a wide variety of good work, to host a table at The Great Giveback Volunteer Fair. This is an opportunity for adults and teens to meet with organizations to discuss the work they do and the kind of work they need volunteers to do. There will be brochures, applications, sign-up sheets, and fun give-aways. The library wants to support these organizations in their work and help community members discover the rewards of giving back. We hope to facilitate a match made in heaven! A “Directory of Participating Organizations” is now available at the library and on the library’s website.
No registration required. These organizations are primarily looking for adult volunteers, but several are looking for teens and even younger children.
Participating Organizations (alphabetically)
Note : Organizations may welcome TEEN (T) and/or ADULT (A) volunteers.

Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (T) (A)
The Friends of the Huntington Public Library (A)
General Needs Ltd (A)
The Guide Dog Foundation & America’s VetDogs (T) (A)
Huntington Community First Aid Squad (HCFAS) (A)
The Huntington Historical Society (A)
Huntington Hospital – Northwell Health (A)
Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society (A)
Huntington Youth Bureau: Sanctuary Project (A)
Huntington Youth Bureau: Youth Court (T)
Island Harvest, A Food Bank for Long Island (T) (A)
The John and Alice Coltrane Home (A)
League of Women Voters of Huntington (A)
Literacy Suffolk, Inc. (A)
Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Suffolk County, NY (A)
March of Dimes (A)
Northport Cat Rescue Association (T) (A)
The Opening Word (A)
Planting Fields Foundation (A)
Response Crisis Center (A)
SeniorNet at Family Svc League, L.I. (A)
Splashes of Hope (T) (A)
Town of Huntington, Senior Division (A)
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (A)
Volunteers for Wildlife, Inc. (A)
Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site (A)

John Jermain Memorial Library

Saturday Morning Community Service
Saturday, October 19th AND/OR Saturday, October 26th
10:00 am-12:00 pm
For students in grades 9-12
Drop in on Saturday mornings to earn community service hours by doing a variety of different tasks for the library.

Lindenhurst Memorial Library

The Great Giveback at Lindenhurst Memorial Library
The events below are open to all ages, including adults! Join your Library at the following events on Saturday, October 19:

COMMUNITY CLEANUP AT VENETIAN SHORES
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Group Photo 10:00 am
Join us as we partner with Babylon Town to clean up the community! Meet us at Venetian Shores at 9:30 am for some breakfast. Crews will head out to areas organized by library staff. The Town of Babylon supplies vinyl gloves
and bags for the cleanup. Community service credit given to participating youth.

THE VILLAGE MARKET
9:00 am-1:00 pm
Stop by the Library’s table to create a beautiful reusable shopping bag for Island Harvest.

HARVEST HEROES FOOD DRIVE AT THE LIBRARY
September 15-October 18
Help fight hunger by donating nonperishable food items for
Island Harvest. Look for the box in our front lobby.

LETTERS TO VETERANS
9:30 am-4:30 pm
Write a letter, or draw a picture for our Troops, Veterans, New Recruits, and
First Responders to thank them for their service to our country!

PARACORD BRACELETS
9:30 am-4:30 pm
For Adults only
Head to the Adult Department in the Library to make a bracelet that looks cool, but can also save a life in an emergency.

Longwood Public Library

Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library

The Great Give Back at Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library
Saturday, October 19th
12:00-2:00 pm
For teens
Drop in and make bookmarks and/or placemats to be donated to local organizations. Community service hours will be given.

Middle Country Public Library

The Great Giveback at Middle Country Public Library
Saturday, October 19th 9:30 am-5:00 pm at the Centereach and Selden Branches
For all ages
Visit MPCL Centereach or Selden to participate in a schedule of service projects throughout the day!
In Centereach we will be writing letters to service members from 9:30 AM – 5 PM, decorating tote bags for homeless shelters and food pantries from 11 AM – 1 PM, and making pet toys to donate to animal shelters from 1 PM – 3 PM.
In Selden, make superhero kits for children in foster care from 10 AM – 12 PM, cut coupons for troops from 11 AM – 3 PM, and plant daffodils from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.
All are welcome, no registration required.

Montauk Library

North Babylon Public Library

Sock Donation for Homeless Veterans
Monday, September 2nd – Saturday, October 19th
During library hours
For all ages
Please consider donating a pair of new socks to benefit homeless veterans. All socks collected will be donated to Johnny Sox, an organization that distributes socks to those in need locally and in NYC. Socks can be dropped off anytime through Saturday, October 19th. No registration required.

Busy Bags
Saturday, October 19th
2:00-3:00 pm
For young adults in grades 6-12
Help pass the time for a child in the hospital. We will decorate and fill Busy Bags for Children in local Hospitals on Long Island.
North Babylon School District residents, grades 6-12 only. Registration required.

The Great Giveback
Saturday, October 19th
3:15-4:15 pm
For students in Kindergarten through 5th grade
Please join us and help us make birthday cards and end of treatment signs for hospitalized children who are cancer patients.
North Babylon School District residents only, K-5th grade. Registration required.
This program will not count towards the three program sign-up limit, per patron, per month.

North Shore Public Library

Volunteer Opportunity: Teen Advisory Group Meeting
Saturday, October 19th
10:00-11:00 am
For young adults
Receive 1 hour of community service on our Great Give Back Day as we write letters to our troops, veterans, new military recruits, wounded heroes and their caregivers and first responders.
Registration required

Great Give Back Day
Saturday, october 19th
2:00-4:00 pm
NSPL is participating in The Great Give Back Day, a Suffolk and Nassau County Public Library Initiative to provide a day of opportunities for library patrons to participate in meaningful service-oriented experiences. All are welcome, no registration required for the following programs: Operation Gratitude Letter/Card Writing Day Saturday, October 19, 2:30 – 4:00 PM Come and write a letter, make a card, or draw a picture to be included in the Operation Gratitude Care Packages. OG has a special need for letters specifically written for new recruits, veterans, and first responders. Listen to Memorable Melodies with Susan and Don, a husband and wife team who have a line-up of melodies to sing along with while writing and drawing. The library will supply the paper, envelopes, blank cards, pens, and pencils. Refreshments will be served. For all ages! New Sock Drive for LI Homeless Did you know socks are the most requested clothing item in homeless shelters? For the month of October, NSPL will have a donation box located by the Adult Reference Desk for your donations of new socks. These socks will be donated to Maureen’s Haven, a Homeless Outreach serving LI East End for their weekly Foot Clinic. The National Crayon Recycling Program.
No registration required

Northport-East Northport Public Library

The Great Give Back: Celebrating Military Service
Saturday, October 19th
10:00 am-1:00 pm
At the Northport building
For children 4 years and older with an adult
Help us honor military service personnel and veterans by creating patriotic decorations for the Library’s Ink Stories reception.
Drop in – no registration required

A Day of Service Honoring Our Veterans
Saturday, October 19th
10:00 am-1:00 pm
At the Northport building
Children through adult
Stop by the Library’s volunteer table to participate in a statewide community service initiative. There will be veteran-themed appreciation activities including writing letters of thanks through Operation Gratitude, making decorations in preparation for our upcoming Ink Stories reception, and more. Donations of food and supplies will be collected by Long Island Cares and distributed to local households and shelters.
Open to All

The Great Give Back: Veterans
Saturday, October 19th
2:00-3:00 pm
At the Northport building
For teens
Join us and other libraries countywide as we honor our military service organizations and write letters to deployed personnel.
Drop in – no registration required
Socks can be dropped off at the Library during normal operating hours from September 1 to October 19. Please note: the Library will only accept new pairs of socks as donations.

Patchogue-Medford Library

Port Jefferson Free Library

Dump the Junk & Food Collection Drive
Saturday, October 5th
11:00 am-1:00 pm
For All Ages
Shed the Meds Collection with Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office, E-Waste Recycling with Eco-Tech Management, Paper Recycling with Smart Shred Mobile and Food Collection Drive

Riverhead Free Library

The Great Giveback at Riverhead Free Library
Saturday, October 19th
11:00 am-2:00 pm
For All Ages
Join us for a day of family fun and service at the Library where we will be hosting a variety of initiatives that will allow us to give back to those in need.
Donate to a cause:
-Pet Adoption: Bideawee will be here with dogs and cats looking for their forever home. Pet food donations are welcome.
-Warm Feet Happy Hearts Sock Drive: Donate new socks for those in need a Maureen’s Haven.
-Doctors Without Boarders: Donate any gently used coats.
-Operation Gratitude: Donate items for care packages that our Troops, Veterans, and First Responders can enjoy. (The wish list will be posed on our website)
-The Butterfly Effect Project: Donate hygiene items for local girls in need.

Participate in a Program:
No Bake Dog Treats: Come make no-bake dog treats that will be donated to Bideawee. (Grades 7-12)

The Riverhead Free Library wants to thank everyone for giving back to their community, and we would like to give back to you. Between 12-2 pm we will have a wide variety of entertainment.
DJ, Cotton Candy, Decorate your own Donuts with The Baking Coach, Games and Prizes.
No Registration Required

Sachem Public Library

Crochet for a Cause
Saturday, October 19th
12:00-4:00 pm
Open to families, teens and adults
Crochet blanket squares to donate to local adult homes and toy mice for local animal shelters. Basic crochet skills needed, needles and yarn provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own crochet hooks and needles.
No registration required
Teens in grades 6-12 will earn community service hours.

Sayville Library

Community Breakfast
Saturday, October 19th
10:00-11:00 am
For all ages
Stop in the Library for coffee and a continental breakfast and chat with some of the local civic and charitable organizations that make Sayville and West Sayville better for all of us. Learn what these organizations do for our community and find out details on how you can get involved.
No registration required

Food Drive
Monday, September 16th – Saturday, October 19th
10:00 am-5:00 pm
For all ages
The Library is collecting non-perishable food items to donate to the Sayville Food Pantry.
No registration required

Pet Adoption Fair
Saturday, October 19th
12:00-3:00 pm
For all ages
Stop by and help us find these loving animals a forever-home. We’ll have shelter experts on hand to answer all your questions.
No registration required

Volunteer @ Teen Central
Saturday, October 19th
11:00 am-3:00 pm
For students in grades 6-12
Teens can participate in various community service projects that will be donated throughout Sayville.
No registration required

Trap-Neuter-Release Workshop
Saturday, October 19th
2:00-3:00 pm
For adults
Ryan Shea from the Shabby Tabby Cat Cafe will be here to show
how you can help control the feral cat population by participating in the trap-neuter-release programs with local shelters.
No registration required

Halloween costume Drive
Monday, September 2nd – Saturday, October 19th
10:00 am-5:00 pm
Donate “new” and “like-new” Halloween costumes. On October 19, 11am-3pm stop in Teen Central to “shop” for a Halloween costume to use this year.
No registration required

Charity Red Carpet Selfies
Saturday, October 19th
11:00 am-4:00 pm
After you volunteer for one of our GGB activities, be sure to stop by our red carpet and take a selfie with your favorite celebrities! Be sure to post them on your social media with the hashtags: #greatgiveback2019 #sayvillelibrary #NYLibrariesgiveback
No registration required

Friends of the Library POP-UP Sale
Saturday, October 19th
11:00 am-4:00 pm
For all ages
Stop by our POP-UP sale to browse great books, movies & music for sale. All proceeds go to the Friends of the Sayville Library.
No registration required

Kids Make a Difference!
Saturday, October 19th
10:00 am-4:00 pm
For children birth through grade 5
Visit the Children’s Department to participate in the GGB by creating a variety of items that will be donated to local food pantries and nursing homes.
No registration required

Shelter Island Public Library

The Great Give Back at Shelter Island Public Library
Saturday, October 19th
11:00 am-3:00 pm
For all ages
Shelter Island Public Library is going GREEN for the Great Give Back. Visit the library Saturday, October 19th 11 am to 3 pm as we will be making homemade seed bombs, soothing herbal spritzers, and eco-friendly cleaners. Discover local environmental organizations and Shelter Island Library’s sustainability initiatives. All month long the circulation desk will host a battery recycle box and a cell phones for soldiers bin. Reach out to Anthony or Mary in Youth Services to learn more about the library’s PLOGG-A-THON, a month long initiative to help keep Shelter Island clean.
Registration is not required.

The Smithtown Library
-Commack Building

The Great Give Back at Smithtown Library Commack Building
Saturday, October 19th
10:00 am-1:00 pm
For children ages 12 & under
Children are invited to visit the Children’s Department to participate in the The Great Give Back. This year we will be making bookmarks and cards to send to our troops to show our gratitude for their service.
No Registration Required


-Kings Park Building

Town Troopers
Saturday, October 19th
2:30-3:30 pm
For children ages 8-12 years
Do a good deed and join us for community service projects. We’ll craft, build, and make our community better. Make sure to bring a positive attitude and your helping hands.
Registration begins on Friday, September 27 at 9:30 am.

We will be assembling birthday boxes for Birthday Wishes of Long Island. We are collecting donations of items for the boxes through October 18. Please visit the children’s room for additional information.

-Nesconset Building

Give Back and Give Thanks
Saturday, October 19th
11:00 am-11:45 am
For families with children of all ages
It’s time for the Great Give Back. Help local soup kitchens get ready for Thanksgiving when you decorate placemats, centerpieces and roll silverware.
Registration begins on Wednesday, October 2 at 9:30 am. Opportunity for registration is given first to residents of the Smithtown Library; people from outside of the district are welcome to call one hour before the start of a program to check availability.


-Smithtown Building

Adopt a Soldier Craft Program
Saturday, October 19th
10:00 am-3:00 pm
For kids ages 3-12 years
Come to the library to create a card or letter thanking our active Service Members and Veterans for their service, which will be disbursed through the America’s Adopt a Soldier Program.
No Registration Required

South Country Public Library

The Great Give Back at South Country Public Library
Saturday, October 19th
9:30 am-5:00 pm
For all ages
A day of opportunities for all ages to participate in meaningful service-oriented experiences. All programs this day will be focusing on pediatric cancer.
No registration required

South Huntington Public Library

Goodie Bags for Veterans
Friday, October 18th
5:00-6:00 pm
For students in grades 6-12
Help us show our appreciation to Veterans at the United Veterans Beacon House by creating goodie bags!! Show your support and received 1 hour of community service!
Registration begins October 4 for SHPL cardholders in grades 6-12. Space is limited.

Food Drive for LI Cares
Thursday, October 17th – Wednesday, October 30th
9:30 am-9:00 pm
For all ages
We will be collecting canned good or non-perishable item. Bins for LI Cares will be in the lobby.
No registration required

Children’s Coat Drive
Saturday, October 12th – Saturday, October 26th
9:00 am-5:00 pm
For all ages
Donate your gently worn (no rips or stains) children’s coats! All coats will be donated to the Family Service League for children needing a warm coat this winter. Coats will be collected during library business hours. Look for the designated box in the Children’s Room.
No registration required

Southold Free Library

Bat House Making
Thursday, October 17th
5:30 pm-6:30 pm at the Southold Presbyterian Church
For students in grades 5-12
Tweens and teens can give back to their community by helping our little bat friends! They will learn about how beneficial these creatures are, then make and decorate a unique bat house to keep in their own backyard or place in their community.

West Babylon Public Library

The Great Give Back at West Babylon Public Library
Saturday, October 19th
10:00 am-4:00 pm
For children
Join us for a day of giving! Stop by between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to work on different community service projects to be donated to local organizations.
No registration required.

West Islip Public Library

The Great Give Back: Tote Bags
Wednesday, October 17th
5:00-6:00 pm
For students in 7th-12th grade
As a part of the Suffolk County Library System’s Great Give-Back Day, teens all over the county will be volunteering at their local libraries. Join us in making tote bags to donate to a local food bank. One hour of community service will be awarded.
Registration required

Westhampton Free Library

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