We ♥ Teens!
There are many ways that students 12 and older can get involved and make a difference at the library. Talk to your local librarian today to find out what they need and how you can help!
Many teens in our area need community service credit to graduate from high school. Volunteering at your local library is a great way to meet that requirement while making a difference in your community and gaining valuable work experience.
If you love libraries and are willing to work hard, consider applying to be a teen volunteer. You'll have fun and learn loads in the sometimes calm, sometimes bustling world of libraries. Each library has different needs, so begin by chatting with your local librarian.
Lead a Book Club
Interested in meeting new people and talking about great books? Join a book club! If your library doesn't already have a book club for teens, you can start one with your friends! You'll choose which books to read, decide when and where to meet, and much more. Talk to your local librarian about what might be possible, and read more on our Book Club Library page.
Join a Teen Advisory Board
Across the country, Teen Advisory Boards help their local libraries improve the services and events offered to teen patrons. Students in these groups volunteer, and those with leadership roles will work closely with a librarian.
Check to see if your local library has an active Teen Advisory Board to join. No Teen Advisory Board at your nearest library? If you're interested in developing one for your local library, please contact Luke Ellington, our Teen Services Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-663-1117 x110.