Welcome teen volunteers! If you are in Grades 9-12 (or a graduating senior) and looking for volunteer hours for or as a way to give back to your community, you're in the right place! Chances to volunteer are available year-round, especially during summer. Please complete a VolunTeen application to discover the different opportunities at the library or drop into a TAB or VolunTeen meeting to learn more.
2021 Virtual VolunTeen Opportunities
Due to current health safety recommendations, all in person teen volunteering is cancelled until further notice. If you are interested in learning about our virtual volunteering opportunities, please contact us via the form below for more info!
Virtual Volunteer Opportunities
Record a relatively short instructional/educational video that can teach students (children, teens, or adults) how to do something.
Create art (based on prompts) from the stories that are read aloud in our Page by Page program to help create a "digital" picture book experience for viewers.
Review ANYTHING that is of interest to you and can be reviewed—books, magazines, nonfiction, comics and graphic novels, anime, movies, video games, TV shows, etc. Your review must be a decent length (minimum 100-200 words, no maximum).
Meets the first Thursday every month. Would you like to have a say in what the library offers you? Take active leadership and ownership in the teen department by helping plan events, suggesting books for the teen collection, and much more!
Meets the third Thursday of every month. Assist with a variety of behind the scenes library tasks to earn volunteer hours.
Help create content of interest to teens to be placed on the library's teen webpage.
Watch, review, and help promote the various teen YouTube video series!
In-Person Volunteer Opportunities
Listen to young children practice reading aloud for 30-50 minutes. SUMMER opportunity only. Days/Times are Mondays @ 11 a.m. and Tuesdays at 2 p.m.
Assist librarians with collection upkeep tasks, such as pulling “new” books, removing “new” book stickers, pulling books for discarding, shelf straightening, etc.
Help distribute children’s books, donated by the Friends, to parade watchers. Parades include Founder's Day in July and the LITH Sunset Festival in September.
Assist with putting together an adapted drama performed by students in grades 3-8. Attendance for the entire camp is mandatory (two weeks, M-F in mid-July). Interested applicants will be interviewed by Miss Alexa and those chosen will need to attend a training session. Theater experience a plus. SUMMMER opportunity only.
Assist shoppers with carrying their purchases. Each sale (March, July, November) lasts Thursday through Sunday. This opportunity is at the Eastgate Branch.
Assist librarians with a variety of programs, especially crafts. Programs could be at either library location, dates and times vary.