On Wednesday, July 31st, teen volunteers from Emma Clark Library will be at Jefferson’s Ferry, a retirement community in South Setauket, from 10:00am – 12:00noon to provide tutoring services for residents on any technical devices such as iPads, cell phones, etc.
Jennifer Mullen, Adult Services Librarian, and Nanette Feder, Teen Services Librarian, approached
Jefferson’s Ferry with the idea
that our teen volunteers can help out many seniors in the community with
bringing them into the 21st century.
Jefferson Ferry’s Librarian Claire Donohue and Allison Halperin, Program
& Services Coordinator, have been instrumental in making this program
“Many times the overwhelming feeling when dealing with technology today is frustration. The Library saw a need to help our seniors in our community to overcome this frustration. What better way to do it than starting with
Ferry,” says Ms. Mullen. “There, we can
help our seniors become more familiar with their devices – help them understand
how they work and tweak them to meet their certain needs. Teens in our
community will sit down with an individual to do just that – make them feel
In the Fall, Emma Clark hopes to make this a regularly occurring program with teen volunteers visiting
This program is for Jefferson’s Ferry residents only. However, the library does hold regular technology workshops for all
residents. Visit www.emmaclark.org or call 631.941.4080 for a listing of
If you have any questions about the Teen Tech program at Jefferson’s Ferry, or would like to become a teen volunteer, you may contact Nanette at 941.4080 ext. 116 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teens helping Seniors at Jefferson's Ferry