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Lindenhurst Memorial Library

Community Service

Citizen Scientist Community Service Opportunity

Observe, record and share the plants, animals, and encounters with signs of organisms. Your observations are used to shed light on invasive species, native and endangered species.

1. Download the iNaturalist app (Apple Android) to your phone or device and create an account.

2. Go outside into your backyard, for a walk in the neighborhood or to a local park and take photos of wildlife and their signs. This can include plants, animals, fungi, animal tracks, nests or even things that have just died.

3. Log your findings on the iNaturalist app on your device. Check out the video tutorials on adding an observation here.

To earn one hour of community service credit you must submit 10 unique submissions; you can submit up to 40 unique specimens for four hours of community service. Each submission must have a species listed if you wish to receive community service credit for it; it cannot be listed as unknown.

4. Take a screenshot of your “My Observations” page showing at least 10 unique submissions and e-mail it to Ms. Rose at communityservice@lindenhurstlibrary.org. Please be sure to include your name as you would like it to appear on the community service letter and your mailing address so that Ms. Rose can send your letter in the mail.

Adoption Tails Community Service


Have you adopted a pet from an animal shelter or rescue league and given them a new home? Tell us your story and why rescuing and adopting an animal from a rescue league or shelter is so important to you. To participate fill out our form here and tell us your story.

Participants can submit one story per rescued pet. Each story will be worth 1 hour of community service. Your submission will not be considered complete until you e-mail Ms. Rose a picture of your pet at the communityservice@lindenhurstlibrary.org e-mail. Submissions will be used to create social media posts promoting shelter and animal rescue adoption.


  • Hours

    Monday-Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
    Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Sunday: CLOSED
    Scheduled Closings

  • Get in touch

    Call Us: (631) 957-7755

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  • Find us

    1 Lee Avenue
    Lindenhurst, NY 11757