Have a teen who loves the library and wants to volunteer?

Picture1Volunteering at the Attleboro Public Library is a great way to get involved with the community and prepares teens and tweens for their future!  The library is always looking for enthusiastic tween/teen volunteers to help out with many tasks in the children’s room as well as assisting with programs. The first step in the process is to apply!

Currently we accept applications from youth in grades 7-12.  Once your application is received it will be reviewed and the applicant will be contacted once a volunteer training date is planned.  It is then the responsibility of the applicant to respond and confirm whether or not they are able to attend training.  Volunteer trainings are held every month, or every other month depending on need.  After a volunteer is officially trained they are able to begin!

Some of the current volunteering opportunities are:

  • Book Club Assistant– Volunteers who sign up for this position are committing to assist with the middle school book club.  They must be able to attend the book club meeting, read the assigned book and come up with at least 2 questions to ask the group during the meeting.
  • Children’s Room Assistant– Every volunteer who goes through our training becomes a children’s room assistant.  This position requires the volunteer to shelve books, organize collections, prepare crafts for programs, decorate the children’s room for the seasons and so much more!
  • Book Reviewer–  This position may be done in the library or from home.  Book reviewers submit reviews of books they have recently read from our Middle Reader or Young Adult collections.
  • Program Assistant– This position requires the volunteer to help with set up and clean up of a program as well as assisting other youth during the program and being a role model.

If you would like to volunteer please fill out the online application and return it to Mrs. WitherellDoc1 at the library! Applications can be found here!