All Teen Volunteering and Community Service opportunities are available exclusively for Emma Clark Library Card Holders in Grades 7-12.
To Register for In-Person Community Service Programs and Take & Makes CLICK HERE
Registration for November and December In-Person and Take & Make Programs is now open. Registration for January programs opens December 12, 2023. Registration for February programs opens January 16, 2024.
To Apply to be a Library Teen Volunteer CLICK HERE
We have many Library Teen Volunteer Opportunities where you can earn Community Service Credit while assisting the Library. These opportunities take place year round! There are opportunities to volunteer both onsite at the library, and offsite in the community. To apply, please fill out the forms in the link above.
Teen Tech Tutors:
In the Tech Tutor program, teen volunteers will meet in the Tech Center to teach library patrons how to use their mobile devices and answer simple computer questions. For information, click here: Teen Tech Tutors
Writing-Based and Self-Paced Community Service Opportunities:
Read and respond to Children’s Picture Books that have been frequently challenged and/or banned in the United States. Answer Critical Thinking Questions to analyze these titles and why they are particular targets for censorship. (Earns 1 hour of credit per response, up to 29 hours of community service credit total)
Read and respond to books that portray different people, cultures, and sensibilities. Answer questions to reflect, explore, understand, and embrace different perspectives through the lens of fiction. (Earns 2 hours of credit per response, up to 36 hours of community service credit total)
Teen Book Reviews Updated for 2023!
Read and review books from the most recent lists (published by the Young Adult Library Services Association, aka YALSA) of extraordinary books for teens. (Earns up to 9 hours of community service credit per quarter, 36 hours of credit total per year)
Watch and review films available on our free digital streaming service, Kanopy. (Earns 2 hours of credit per review, 20 hours of credit maximum)
Watch & Learns
Celebrating Your Freedom to Read: Banned Books Week 2023
Watch this program, presented by Teen Services Librarian Emily Ostrander, to learn about your Right to Read, and how to celebrate it. Complete the Banned Books Week 2023 Test Packet and email your completed packet to Emily Ostrander at email@example.com to earn 2 hours of community service credit.
The Dewey Decimal System: Navigating Your Library
Watch this program, presented by Teen Librarian Emily Ostrander, to learn the history of the Dewey Decimal System, the intricacies and idiosyncrasies of its classification format, and how to navigate your library using it. Complete the Dewey Decimal System Test Packet, then email your completed packet to Emily Ostrander at firstname.lastname@example.org to earn 2 hours of community service credit.