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Summer Teen Volunteers

A teen volunteer shelves books

Want to help your community, but don't know how? Volunteer at the Library this summer!

You'll meet other teens, help kids sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and assist staff with important tasks. It's a fun way to get experience that looks good on a college application or resume! If your school or club requires community service hours, volunteering at the Library could help you meet your goals.

What do volunteers do at the Library?

  • Help other young people enroll in summer reading and collect prizes
  • Tidy library areas and assist with shelving (must be able to alphabetize!)
  • Help staff with special events and programs
  • Enter data on a computer
  • Prepare crafts, cut paper and organize items

What you need to know

  • To volunteer, you must be entering grades 8-12 in the fall.
  • You need to be dependable and show up for your shifts. Make sure you have a ride worked out.
  • Ask your parent or guardian for permission.
  • Make sure you can commit to at least six weeks of volunteering 2-6 hours per week.
  • Be available to work between May 28 and July 26 (let us know if you have a camp or vacation scheduled)
  • You can indicate which library location(s) where you'd prefer to volunteer. Different locations have different methods of selecting teen volunteers – call if you have questions about the application and selection process.


Fill out and return the Summer Teen Volunteer Application . Applications are being accepted now. Make sure to get yours in early; space is limited!


LocationApplication Status
Advanced Learning Library
Alford Branch
Angelou Northeast Branch
Evergreen Branch
Linwood Park Branch
Rockwell Branch
Westlink Branch
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