Please let us know by mid June or so…
Our neighborhood teenagers are enthusiastic about helping at the library in the summer, which is FANTASTIC. One challenge, however, is they often approach us in mid-July or so (when a bit of boredom sets in…or when parents feel they need a bit of structure and send them our way) and it’s a little late in the game to plug them in meaningfully.
So perhaps chat with them now to see if they’d be interested in joining us sometime this summer. These are examples of the types of things teens enjoy doing at the ACL:
- Assist with Tuesday morning story time crafts
- Assist with our Wednesday evening special programming sessions (games, crafts, PJ story times)
- Write book reviews and help with book displays
- Shelve books and help with odd jobs in the library
It is a very low commitment/extremely flexible–we just send out emails (or texts) to the kids when an activity is coming up and they can jump in as they like/their schedules permit. It’s just good to have them on our roster early so they can have a few chances to help out before we close up for the season in late August. All they need to do to be involved is send an email to Dana at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can email parents too in case the teens need a little gentle prodding…just check in sometime this spring so you’re in the loop. Thanks!