Volunteer with Teen Team

Current Opportunities

  1. Reading Buddies

    Grades 7-12
    Fall 2021: meets Thursdays in September
    With other teens, you will meet and get matched up with younger kids to read books, play games, make a difference and have fun! You will commit to a specific meeting day/time during one or more 4-6-week sessions during the school year or for the summer (June-July). Check session dates and additional program info on the Reading Buddies home page; then apply to Teen Team to get started!

  2. Teen Collection Connection (TCC)

    Grades 6-12
    Fall 2021: meets in person monthly September-November
    Do you love to read and discuss favorite books, movies, and music? Join TCC and meet monthly with other teens to contribute short book reviews that will be featured on the Library's blog and on the shelves next to the books, and to help select items to add to the teen collection. Apply 

  3. Maker Buddies

    Grades 9-12
    Fall 2021: meets in person on Wednesdays in October
    Have fun working with older kids to design and print 3D projects. Apply 

  4. Writing Buddies

    Grades 8-12
    Fall 2021: meets in person, Mondays in November
    This is a writing mentoring program for kids in grades 3-5, led by volunteer teens. You will meet with other teens and kids to do writing games, share stories, and have fun! You will commit to a specific meeting day/time during the school year, or sign up for the whole summer session. Apply

  5. Pop-up Storytimes

    Grades 6-12
    Fall 2021: Pop-up Storytimes will occur once a month on Saturdays at locations around Lafayette
    Teens help assist our storytellers with songs, activites, and book giveaways.
     

Join Teen Team

Grades 6-12
There are lots of ways you can help out, mentor others, promote the love of books, and earn community service credit! 

View Teen Team opportunities, then apply - we'll set up a time to meet and work out your schedule.

Do a Teen Service Day

Grades 6-12:  Offered one Sunday afternoon per month 
Only have a hours to give? Don't apply for Teen Team: just sign up to work from 1-3 hours on one of our monthly teen service days. Join other teens for Library housekeeping. including dusting, straightening, and organizing. View details & schedule

Typical Opportunities

  1. Circulation Aide 

    Grades 9-12: 2 hours, once per week
    Find out what it’s like to work in a library! Track down customer requests, and lend a hand shelving, straightening and ordering items in our collection. You should be good at alphabetizing and be comfortable using the Dewey Decimal System to sign up for this role.

    Reading Buddies 

    Grades 7-12: once per week (four-week sessions)
    With other teens, you will meet and get matched up with younger kids to read books, play games, make a difference and have fun! You will commit to a specific meeting day/time during one or more 6-week sessions (typically in Fall and winter/Spring). Check session dates and additional program info on the Reading Buddies home page; then apply to Teen Team to get started!

    Summer Reading 

    Grades 6-12: 2 hours, once or twice per week (during June 1-July 31)
    Give out prizes, and help all age groups sign up and log reading minutes at the Summer Reading table. You may also help with programs and events, shelving, and other tasks. This is a great way for teens who love reading to share their enthusiasm with kids, teens, and adults!

    Teen Collection Connection (TCC)

    Grades 6-12: once per month for one hour during school year
    Do you love to read and discuss favorite books, movies, and music? Join TCC and meet monthly with other teens to contribute short book reviews that will be featured on the library’s blog and on the shelves next to the books, and to help select items to add to the teen collection.

    Additional Opportunities

    Grades 6-12
    Love libraries and want to volunteer, but not sure what to do? You might be able to help with programs, story times, crafts, computer lab support, displays or other tasks. Apply for Teen Team and we will find a volunteer experience that is right for you!