Teen Volunteers

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Scroll through this entire page to read about all of the various volunteer opportunities for teens. Options include:

* School Year Volunteers

* Book Review Bloggers

* Peer Tutoring for Exams

* Summer Reading Volunteers

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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 help us 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 accept and train new volunteers in grades 7-12 twice per year (September and Feburary). 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 to one of the Teen Volunteer Meeting dates. New volunteers must attend one of the meeting dates before beginning to work at the library: 

  • Tuesday, Feb 25 @ 4:00PM, or
  • Thursday, Feb 27 @ 3:00PM

Email Mrs. Maisch to let her know which date you will attend. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to seeing you here!

These dates are the last training dates for the 2019-2020 school year. We will hold our next set of training sessions in September 2020 for those who wish to work during the 2020-2021 school year. Check back to this page for details on dates and times for our next training sessions.

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(Print & complete the Teen Volunteer Application here.)

Teen Volunteer Jobs & Descriptions

        1. Library Pages: New this year! Train to be a Page at the NP Library! Pages must receive training and will work on a set schedule to help Librarians and Circulation Staff with various tasks like:

    • Shelving Books
    • Shelf Shifting
    • Shelf Reading
    • Pulling Titles
    • Posting Signage
    • More

       2. AfterWords Bookstore Volunteer: 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. Requires training.

     3. Children’s Room Cleanup:  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.

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

     5. 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.

     6.  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). 

(Our School Year Teen Volunteer program runs from September through June for students in 7-12th grades. If you'd like to volunteer, you must complete a NEW application each year.)

Volunteers may receive a letter verifying service hours for the time they volunteered. Teens can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a PDF copy of their service hours letter.

(Parents, please help us teach teens valuable communication skills, by having THEM email me directly. Teens are always encouraged to CC a parent and I will always reply to all. But all communications at this age should come from the teen volunteer. Let's work together to help teach personal responsibility and life skills!)

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Book reviews serve the community by helping others find the right reading materials. If you love to read and want to share your opinions, you can join our Teen Book Review Crew! All you need to do is read a book in the library's YA or Adult fiction collections, and do a write-up including a brief summary and your opinions. You'll submit all reviews and edits via email, making this a great opportunity for teens with busy schedules. Finished reviews will be published right here on the library's Book Review Blog on our website!

Interested? Click here for full Guidelines or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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Teen BooksPeer 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..

Volunteers may receive a letter verifying service hours for the time they volunteered. Teens can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a PDF copy of their service hours letter.

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 More info on our FREE Mid-Term & Finals Tutoring can be found here on our Teen Study Groups page.

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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. 

A new SignUp Genius will be available in June for Summer Reading 2020. A HUGE THANK YOU to the 85 Teen Volunteers who helped out last summer. You helped make Summer Reading 2019 a great success!!

Volunteers may receive a letter verifying service hours for the time they volunteered. Teens can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a PDF copy of their service hours letter.

*(Parents, please help us teach teens valuable communication skills, by having THEM email me directly. Teens are always encouraged to CC a parent and I will always reply to all. But all communications at this age should come from the teen volunteer. Let's work together to help teach personal responsibility and life skills!)

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