Tweens

Latest Edition of the Tween/Teen Newspaper

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Current Volunteer Event Sign-ups

Additional volunteer opportunities may be available through our events calendar. Use Keyword search "teen volunteer".

 

 

Volunteer Information

Next round of volunteer letters will cover January-May 15. Since school needs your hours by May 31st, your letters will be ready for pick-up the week of May 20th.

All hours from May 15 through the end of school will be added to your summer volunteer letters.

 

Outside organizations that work with tween/teens (age requirements may apply):

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
Majoda Stables
Operation Yellow Ribbon - fill out contact form and the director responds quickly
Special Olympics of New Jersey
Volunteer Center of Burlington County
Volunteer Match
Wharton State Forrest

Adopt-a-shelf Volunteering

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 a MINUMUM of 2 hours per month
-maintaining the appearance of your section (Clean, organize, "make pretty")
-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, including decimal places) order
-attend an in-person orientation
-be able to come in a MINIMUM or 2 times per month

The test and orientation are NOT eligible for volunteer hours. Registration is required via the events calendar. Test will be offered once a quarter on the following schedule: January, April, July, and October

Tween/Teen Volunteer Newspaper

The newspaper is being re-tooled and will be up and running again soon. A google form will be going out to current existing members for assistance.

Leadership Projects 

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!

Current Requests:
Take Home Craft Kits (60+ kits) - Teenage (age range 13-18) 
Take Home Craft Kits (60+ kits) - Tween (age range 8-12) 
Book Club - Host a book club with 15-20 questions/talking points in June, July or August
Arts and Crafts - Host an art or craft event(s) in July or August (3 sessions in a series max.)
Donation drop-off event for active Military or Animal Shelters (2 week slots available in July and August. You are responsible for getting donations to their destination)

Please contact Ms. Molly (mmorrison@mountlaurellibrary.org) with the following information:

Your full first and last name
Your Leadership Project idea
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, I need 2-3 specific date and time options that are at least 2 weeks out. (per session)
Is this a group Leadership project? (all members taking equal share in the creation, process and execution of the project) I will need a list of everyone's full first and last name with a non-school email address that gets checked regularly.
A supplies list (if your project(s) requires one)
All other details will be worked out individually. It will take a few days for me to get back to you. Thank you so much for your patience!

Your Leadership Letter will be emailed directly to you. (if you are using volunteers, their hours will be added to their other accumulated hours and ready for pick-up on the above schedule.)
If your project requires more than 1 day, please limit your series to 3 sessions to make room for other students' projects.