Teen ONLY Hours in the Teen Space:
As of September 6, 2023
Monday-Friday: 3PM- closing
Saturday and Sunday: ALL DAY
Customers of all ages are welcome to browse the collection during teen only hours, but we respectfully ask adults and younger children to use the seating and computers in other areas of the library in order to keep this a safe and fun space for teens in grades 7-12.
Questions? Please see the Info Desk
Current Volunteer Event Sign-ups
Additional volunteer opportunities may be available through our events calendar. Use Keyword search "teen volunteer".
If you have not picked up your summer volunteer letters, please do so now at the Information Desk. Next letters will cover Sept-Dec and be ready for pickup the first week of January
Outside organizations that work with tween/teens (age requirements may apply, check with the individual organization):
Animal Welfare Association (AWA)
Battleship New Jersey
Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
Color a Smile
Book Smiles - contact form for setting up your own book drive
Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter
Habitat for Humanity Youth Programs
Operation Yellow Ribbon - fill out contact form and the director responds quickly
Special Olympics of New Jersey
Volunteer Center of Burlington County
Wharton State Forrest
Are you interested in long-term volunteer hours? This is an opportunity for tweens and teens ages 10-17 (18 if you are still in senior year) to help the library maintain its collection. You will be responsible for:
-signing in and out for your shifts at the information desk
-managing a section of shelving, both fiction and non-fiction for 1 hour per week
-maintaining the cleanliness of your section (merchandising, dusting and removing debris)
-signing out and in a duster
To receive a designated section, you MUST:
-pass a test which covers both alphabetical order and Dewey Decimal (numerical) order
-attend an in-person orientation
-be able to come in once a week to complete the task
The test and orientation are NOT eligible for volunteer hours. Registration is required via the events calendar.
Tween/Teen Volunteer Newspaper - (no leadership roles available)
If you are looking to join the paper for the first time, please meet in Discord during one of or regularly scheduled meetings. Refer to the events calendar for the next meeting.
If you are a teen looking to complete a Leadership Project here at the Library, please contact Ms. Molly (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information:
Note: Parents, please be advised that part of the leadership role includes your tween/teen reaching out to me independently. Please refer them to my email, thank you for your assistance!
Your full first and last name
Your Leadership Project idea (Think of something that you would like to share with your community. It can be any passion you have that is appropriate for a group setting or a kit for customers to take home and do later.)
What age group are you looking to serve? (Please be specific; ages 3-5, teens only, seniors, etc.)
Will your project require a room at the Library that needs to be reserved for either prep work or event presentation?
If you need a room, let me know whether days or evenings are better and 2-3 date and time options that are at least 2 weeks out.
Is this a group Leadership project? (all members taking equal share in the creation, process and execution of the project)
If you are the only Leader of the project you are allowed to ask your own volunteers to help you. (you will be responsible for maintaining their hours)
A supplies list (if your project requires one)
All other details will be worked out individually. Thank you so much for your patience!
Teenage (age range 13-18) Take Home Craft Kits (60+ kits)
Tween (age range 8-12) Take Home Craft Kits (60+ kits)
Bring your Own Book Club - Host a general book club with questions that can be used for any book