Established in 2009, the teen library council offers teens in grades 6–12 the opportunity to have input in the way the library serves teens. The council meets the second Monday of every month from 5 PM to 6:30 p.m during the school year. Most months, we meet at the Cedar Mill Library, but we occasionally meet at our Bethany location. During the pandemic, meetings are virtual and through Zoom. Meeting attendance and participation in events are mandatory.
What TLC members do:
Plan, promote, and help out with teen library programs.
Attend monthly TLC meetings
Recommend books, movies, music & video games to library staff.
Recommend teen collections to the public with displays, book reviews, podcasts and social media posts.
Promote the library to their peers in person, on social media, with videos and through outreach.
Help judge art contests.
The application is usually open in May and June each year. The top candidates will be contacted for interviews. After the interview, the teen council advisers and longtime council members will make decisions on who will join the council for the next school year. Applicants will be notified after the interview process.
The application process is currently closed.
Summer Reading Volunteering
Summer is a great time for reading! Volunteer to help with the library’s Summer Reading Program.
Help readers claim prizes
Encourage reading for fun
Assist with clerical and craft tasks for the library
Attend one mandatory orientation with a parent or guardian. (dates and times on application)
Attend one mandatory training (volunteers only). (dates and times on application)
Serve at least 8 shifts July 1-August 31.
Watch this space for application information.
Second Edition Resale positions
Second Edition is an upscale resale shop, a fundraiser that directly supports the library. It is an excellent place to gain vital job skills and experience. Learn to run a cash register and credit card reader, how to deliver great customer service, and how to sort, price and display merchandise. One 3-hour shift weekly for a minimum of 6 months is required.
Cashiers ring up sales; keep the shop looking clean, organized and inviting; and provide friendly customer service.
Responsibilities: Greet customers, answer questions; ring up sales using the cash register and credit card machine; hang up clothes; light dusting and cleaning.
Qualifications: Cashiers must be at least 15 years old; be able to stand for the 3-hour shift; be able to interact pleasantly with customers; use the cash register once trained; be accurate; have good verbal skills.
Commitment: One 3-hour shift weekly for a minimum of 6 months.
Shelving is one of the most important volunteer jobs at the Cedar Mill libraries. It is physical as well as mental work, and a great way to get started as a library volunteer. All other opportunities in the Circulation Department build on skills learned in this position. Be part of the team that keeps the library neat and in order so that patrons can find the materials they are looking for.
Responsibilities: Shelve library materials; maintain neat and orderly shelves.
Qualifications: Must be at least 14 years old. Must follow direction well. Able to concentrate and pay strict attention to details. Able to alphabetize and organize. Able to lift books and push book carts. Bending, kneeling and stretching required. Must be able to work independently after being trained.
Commitment: One 2-hour shift weekly for a minimum of 6 months.