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Summer Reading Volunteers

Have some extra time during the summer? Come volunteer with our Summer Reading program! Summer Reading Volunteers will man the registration table in the Children's Room, check children's reading logs and give out prizes to kids who have reached various milestones. Teens in grades 6-12 may volunteer. 

Sign up for time slots via SignUp Genius. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094faba82ca2f49-summer1

Volunteers will receive a letter verifying service hours for the time they volunteered.

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School Year Volunteer Opportunities

We are grateful to our hard-working teen volunteers who help with everything from shelf maintenance, to bookstore help, to working with children and patrons and more. As teen volunteers, you help make our library run smoothly and fulfill our mission to the community.

If you would like to volunteer to work at the New Providence Memorial Library during the school year, we are always accepting new volunteers in grades 7-12. We give letters certifying service hours for all teens who complete volunteer duties.

Take a look at our list of Volunteer Jobs and Descriptions to see where you might like to volunteer. Then print out our Volunteer Application (requires signatures of both teen and parent/guardian) and bring it by the library to start volunteering.  We look forward to seeing you here!

(We are updating our volunteer application and will post our new version in August for volunteering during the school year.)

Teen Volunteer Jobs & Descriptions

1.  AfterWords Bookstore Volunteer (Independent, make your own hours): Categorize donations to our bookstore by age level and genre. Place new donations in appropriate shelves in the back closet. Fill holes in displays in bookstore. General upkeep.

2.  Children’s Room Cleanup (Independent, make your own hours):  Help clean up in the Children’s room and Coddington room. Wipe down tables, wash baby toys, organize games, puzzles and puppets, tidy book displays.

3. Craft Assistance:  Cut out paper crafts, stencil designs, print copies, etc. based on needs of Children’s Librarian and staff. Wednesday afternoons 3-5PM.

4. Museum Docent:  Give tours of the Salt Box Museum in town. Help maintain the museum. Work with the NP Historical Society to help publicize and teach about New Providence’s history.

5. Peer Tutoring:  Offer free tutoring services to fellow middle & high school students based on your subject areas of strength. Volunteer to help with mid-terms (January) and finals prep (June).

6. Shelf Reading (Independent, make your own hours):  30-min shifts of assigned areas in the library. You will “read” the spines on the shelves in your section to ensure all are in correct alphabetical or dewey order, moving books as needed.

7. Shelf Shifting (Independent, make your own hours):  Library shelves get too tight to fit new or returned books, and must be shifted to make room. Keep books in order, and shift books up, down and over as needed, leaving space on ends.

8. Shelving Books (Independent, make your own hours):  Sort through returned books and return them to the right shelves in the right alphabetical and dewey order in adult, YA and children’s sections.

9. Teen Teach Tech:  Offer free technical help and guidance to anyone who needs it on laptops, tablets, or smartphones. Give availability & we will publicize to patrons in need.

(Our Teen Volunteer program runs from September through June. A new updated Teen Volunteer Application will be posted in August for those entering 7-12th grades. If you'd like to volunteer over the summer, scroll up and sign up for any remaining shifts in our Summer Reading Volunteer schedule!)

Peer Tutoring Volunteers

Are you a high school student with an A-average? Do you enjoy helping other students? Have an interest in teaching? Then sign up to be a peer tutor to help fellow students prepare for Mid-Terms in January & Final Exams in June! We will host tutoring hours at the library on specific dates & times the week before exams.

Volunteer for one hour, or multiple hours on multiple days! Email Mrs. Maisch with what subjects you can tutor and your availability: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Welcome to Summer!

Believe it or not, we are approaching our 100th anniversary in 2021.  Perhaps that's made us look a  bit down the road at what's ahead and where we should be heading.  Please help us to be the best community library we can be.  We are asking you to take short survey and tell us what you think.  We'll share the results and use them in our planning efforts.

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