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Teen Library Council

Application process:

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The application process is currently open until June 7th, 2024.

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Teen Library Council

What it is:

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. We meet at both the Cedar Mill and Bethany Libraries, rotating from month to month.  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.

Summer Reading Teen Ambassador

What it is:

Help our libraries promote our summer reading program to individuals of all ages! As authorized representatives of the library, Summer Reading Ambassadors are expected to learn about and understand our summer reading program so that they can encourage library users to participate. Ambassadors also help with prize book distribution and data entry. Located at Cedar Mill Library.

What the Summer Reading Teen Ambassadors do:

  • Engage people as they enter the library (be outgoing and confident)
  • Participate in and be knowledgeable about our summer reading program for all ages
  • Learn to be proficient in the use of Beanstack, our online reading challenge service
  • Enter data into a spreadsheet and database
  • Communicate effectively with supervisors and teen department intern

Time commitment

  • 15 two-hour shifts over 9 weeks: June 15-August 16 (work shifts in all 3 months)
  • Shifts: 10am-12pm M-F and 3pm-5pm Saturday and Sunday

Apply here


Teen Services Assistant

What it is:

The people in this role help the Teen Services Team with various jobs throughout the year.

Work is at the Cedar Mill Library on a bi-weekly basis.  Volunteer will check in and read a description of what tasks need to be completed that day.

3:00-5:00 pm  Thursdays, every other week

What the Teen Assistant does:

  • Prep craft suppies
  • Make buttons
  • Refresh the teen book displays
  • Check labels on teen books
  • Create bulletin boards in the teen area
  • Review booklists
  • Data entry when we have reading challenges