Teens

Latest Edition of the Tween/Teen Newspaper

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Teen ONLY Hours in the Teen Space:

ALL DAY, EVERYDAY throughout the summer
(All others 18+ will be asked to move to a different location to work)

Customers of all ages are welcome to browse the collection during this time. We respectfully ask adults and younger children to use seating and computers in other areas of the library to keep this a safe and fun space for students in grades 7-12.

Current Volunteer Event Sign-ups

Know your shift, the event you are volunteering for AND the start time.
Unprepared volunteers will be sent home without credit.

Candyland Set-up
Sign Up!

Candyland Crafter
Sign Up!

Craft Room Makeover Maven
​(7/7-7/20)

Sign Up!

Storytime Clean-up (6/30-7/13)
Sign Up!

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

 

Summer Reading Information

Last day to sign-up for Summer Reading Desk help was Friday June 14, 2024.
For those in the Summer Reading Desk Pool, orientation videos, shift expectations and sign-up slots will be emailed directly to you.

Volunteer Information

Volunteer letters are ready for pick-up at the Information Desk. These letters include January 1st thorough May 15th. May 16th through the end of summer will be next.

 

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, independent volunteer hours? This opportunity is for tweens and teens ages 10-17 (18 if still in HS) to help the library maintain its collection. You will be responsible for cleaning, organizing and maintaining the appearance of 2 sections, one non-fiction, one fiction.

To receive your sections, you MUST:

  • pass a test: alphabetical order and numerical order, including decimal places 
  • attend an in-person orientation
  • volunteer  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 are offered once a quarter: January, April, July, and October

Tween/Teen Volunteer Newspaper

The newspaper is up and running again. We meet in Discord, create in Canva. Both of these services offer free accounts. It is highly recommended you do so if you want to work on the newspaper. You need Discord to access each issue in progress. Minimum age for Discord is 13. If you are under 13, a parent or caregiver will need to create your account for you.

Leadership Projects 

IF you already sent an email regarding your leadership project request, please wait to hear from me. I am receiving dozens of  "checking to see if you got my emails" emails from the same students daily. That takes my time away from viable project emails and set-ups. 

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!

Current Requests:
Take Home Craft Kits (60+ kits) - Teenage (age range 13-18) 
One-time, non-electronic STEM Programs: like toothpick engineering, paper bridges.

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

Your full first and last name
Your Project idea
What age group are you looking to serve? (Be specific; ages 3-5, teens only, seniors, etc.)
Will your project require a room at the Library for either prep-work, presentation, or event?
Preferred days of the week.
Preferred time slot: Morning (10-12), afternoon (12-2 or 2-4), evening (4-6 or 6-8)
A supplies list (if your project requires one)
All other details will be worked out individually.

Your Leadership Letter will be emailed directly to you.

Unless you are creating a club here, please limit yourself to 3 sessions for your project.