Book Buddies


Learn new skills and be a role model for other kids

If you're a teen volunteer (ages 12-18), you can help librarians read aloud to children and assist with all kinds of cool youth programs.

  • Read aloud to children, using the dialogic reading method.
  • Assist staff in planning, conducting, and evaluating children's programs (i.e. arts and crafts/drawing and painting, puzzles and games).
  • Introduce children to appropriate children and teen websites.
  • Act as community liaison by promoting programs and services in the library.
  • Create book displays.
  • Assist staff with special library projects and programs.
Required Skills
  • A friendly manner and a strong commitment to working with children.
Program Notes
  • School Year Book Buddies are asked to make a minimum commitment of two to three hours per week, for a period of at least three months.
  • Summer Book Buddies are asked to make a minimum commitment of three to nine hours per week, for a period of least three weeks. (only available July and August).
  • Summer Book Buddies are interviewed at the branch level. Please visit your local library for information and application.
How to Apply

Complete an Online Application

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