Teen Volunteers

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While our in-person volunteer programs are on hold, we still have a few options for teens to earn volunteer service hours during this pandemic situation.

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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.

Seeking Teen Book Review Bloggers

  • Read Reviews on the blog here: Teen Book Review Blog
  • Full Guidelines for how to participate are here: Book Review Blog Guidelines
  • Questions? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • (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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Are you looking for ways to help others during this Coronavirus crisis? We'd love to hear any ideas you may have on programs you can video at home to share with the community.

  • Do you have a love of STEM experiments and want to share some How To videos for younger children?
  • Do you have tech skills you can share that may help some of our older patrons?
  • Do you have another idea of a video program that you can record at home that would provide educational value to others?

If so, email Mrs. Maisch to discuss your ideas and how to make them work. Successful video programming will be posted to the library's YouTube channel with links provided on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and our website.

BEFORE YOU RECORD:

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Click here for the Teen and Parent YouTube Permission Form.

Click here to view the NP Library's YouTube ChannelYouTube

 

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A huge THANK YOU to all of our Teen Volunteers who helped with prize delivery to make our Summer Reading 2020 program a hit!! We couldn't have done it without all of you!!

Check back on this page in May/June 2021 for information on how to volunteer for next summer!

Volunteers may receive a letter verifying service hours for the time they volunteered at the end of the summer. 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!)

 

 

Stay healthy & safe, New Providence! Once this crazy time is all over, we look forward to bringing all of these volunteer programs for teens back to the library:

* School Year Volunteers

* Book Review Bloggers

* Peer Tutoring for Exams

* Summer Reading Volunteers

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Due to the pandemic, our School Year Volunteer program cannot take place this fall or winter. We will reevaluate our situation in the spring if numbers decline to the point where we can again open to the public. We will update this page once we can welcome teen volunteers back inside the building for our Library Pages volunteer program. Stay safe!

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: 

  • Spring 2021 meeting dates TBD
  • Fall 2021 meeting dates TBD

Email Mrs. Maisch with any questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We look forward to seeing you here!

 

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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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Since the school cancelled all January Mid-Term exams, and our building is still closed to the public, we will not run our Peer Tutoring program this January. We will re-evaluate the situation for Final Exams closer to June 2021. Stay safe, everyone!

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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Upcoming Events

Feb 01 12:00AM-1920s Community Read
Feb 01 12:00AM-1920s Community Read
Feb 01 12:00AM-1920s Community Read
Mar 08 01:00PM-Virtual Storytime
Mar 08 03:00PM-Pickup Mar Teen Take Out Boxes

Signs of life!

As the snow begins to melt, we see positive signs of brighter days ahead.  Infection rates in town continue to drop and the COVID Committee of the Board of Trustees continues to monitor virus progress in the community.  We have been meeting regularly to evaluate whether conditions are right for re-opening.  As always, the safety of our patrons and staff is of prime importance. 

We are happy to announce that we will once again open to computer use by appointment on Monday, 3/1.  As before, we ask that you make an appointment for a 45 minute slot at least the day before and we will not take advance appointments beyond 1 week.  Social distancing requirements only allow us to make 2 computers available. 

We look forward to safer conditions as vaccinations proceed and will continue to update you as our re-opening plans progress.

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