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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ 07974
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Teen Volunteers

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Our current teen volunteer options are listed below.

* Book Review Bloggers      Summer Reading Volunteers       School Year Volunteers

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Sign ups for Spring 2023 Teen Volunteers are closed.

What can Teen Volunteers do?

  • Library Page: Work upstairs in the library shelving books, keeping items in order, assisting with crafts, projects, etc.
  • Bookstore Volunteers: Work downstairs in the bookstore, going through donations, straightening up the displays, etc.
  • Social Media Volunteers: Create photo & video content to be shared on our Instagram, TikTok and YouTube channels
  • Museum Docent: Volunteer with the NP Historical Society to be a docent, giving museum tours, etc.
  • Peer Tutoring: Help fellow students in Jan and June for Midterm and Final Exams

To sign up for volunteering this Spring:

  • PleaseThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.ma (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) BY FEBRUARY 27 (TEENS, email. NOT parents, please.)
  • Include your first & last name, current grade & school, preference of training date, and type of volunteering (see application)
  • Print, sign and bring your application to your training appointment
  • *(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!) 

We LOVE our Teen Volunteers! 

 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 below to see where you might like to volunteer. Email Emma to schedule a training date. Then print out our Volunteer Application (requires signatures of both teen and parent/guardian) and bring it to your assigned training date. All volunteers (new and returning) must attend one training date per year before beginning to work at the library: 

  • Spring 2023 training (February 27 - March 9)
  • Fall/Winter 2023 training (Sept dates TBD)

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

IMPORTANT: Please do NOT use school email accounts for volunteering. Due to firewalls in the school district, emails to & from outside the NPSD do not always reach intended contacts. Teen Volunteers need access to email in order to volunteer at the library, so please ensure that you have a non-school email account.

We look forward to seeing you here!

Click HERE to view and print the Teen Volunteer Application.

You must bring this SIGNED application with you to training!

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(Print & complete the Teen Volunteer Application here.)

Teen Volunteer Jobs & Descriptions

        1. Library Pages: 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... Training + test required.

       2. Social Media Marketing: Record BookToks & other videos. Plan & arrange Instagram pics for #BookFaceFriday #BentoBooks and other book & library photo trends. Training required.

     3. AfterWords Bookstore: Categorize donations to our bookstore by age level and genre. Place new donations in appropriate shelves. Fill holes in displays in bookstore. General upkeep. Training required.

     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‚Äôs history. Will work directly with Historical Society, not the library.

     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). 

(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!) 

kissclipart neon thumbs up png clipart thumb signal clip art c97241e9fd280513Book Review Bloggers

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. A few times a year, the library receives ARC books, which are Advanced Reader Copies of books that haven't yet been published. First dibs on ARCs go to existing Teen Book Reviewers. 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, not the parent. Let's work together to help teach personal responsibility and life skills!)

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SUMMER READING is over for 2022.

We'd like to thank ALL of the wonderful NP Teens who have volunteered their time this summer to work the Summer Reading table, help library guests register, and hand out prizes. THANK YOU!!

 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 directly from the teen volunteer. Let's work together to help teach personal responsibility and life skills!)  

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. We are also accepting certified teachers as adult volunteer tutors. If you use the NP Library for tutoring, this is a great opportunity to give back!

 

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.

 

 

 

Stay healthy & safe, New Providence! 

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Sunlight to read by

Spring is sprouting with crocuses and evening sunlight. It's a great time to shake of the winter cobwebs and get outdoors.  

Take a walk to the library to check out a book, and use the natural light to read a little longer. You can browse our full catalog from anywhere. If you'll be out getting some exercise, try downloading an audiobook to keep you going. You can even stream music from Hoopla to add a little rhythm to your day. If you're suffering from cabin fever, the library is a great place to visit, no matter the weather. Pick up a Library Travelers Passport and collect stamps in our Around the World Community Read!  Attend one of our great free events for kids, teens or adults, including Makers Day weekend March 24-25.

There's so much to do at your local library. Mark down dates from our Calendar to add to yours. Join us!

 

377 ELKWOOD AVENUE
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ 07974
908-665-0311