Teen Volunteers at the Library

Looking for a great way to contribute to your community, share your skills and talents, impress colleges and future employers, and/or get community service hours for graduation?

Granby Public Library wants to help you help us! We are looking for teens (ages 13 - 18 years) to help in a variety of ways:
  • Craft Preparation
  • Organizing & Shelving Materials
  • Cleaning/Organizing the Library
  • Assistance with Children's Programs
 
Other? If you're interested in volunteering or collaborating in a different manner as part of a project for another organization (National Honors Society, Boy Scouts of America, etc.), please discuss this with the Youth Services Librarian, Janice McArdle  janicemcardlegpl@gmail.com

You may print the following forms, or visit the Library to pick up a Teen Volunteer Form and a copy of our Teen Volunteer Policy. Forms can then be turned in at the library Attention: Janice McArdle.

Granby Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB) – Seeking Members!

A Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group that advises the youth services librarian on how to make the library more teen-friendly. They offer suggestions for new library programs, events, books, and activities. Teens ages 13 & up.
 
HOW MUCH TIME IS REQUIRED?
TAB meets 2-3 times a year on an as needed basis. Additional hours as requested for special programs and projects (very flexible.)

WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF IT?
Have a say in materials and programs for teens at the library.
An opportunity to be creative and expressive.
Personal satisfaction in serving your community and peers.
Earn Community Service Hours for time spent at meetings & on projects.
 
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Fill out the Granby Library’s Teen Advisory Board application and bring it to the circulation desk.
Janice, the Youth Service Librarian will contact you.

Become a Library Book Reviewer

Write reviews to help other choose what to read.

WHO CAN WRITE REVIEWS? Teens ages 13+
 
WHAT CAN I REVIEW?
  • Books published within the last 2 years.
  • Teen books (fiction, nonfiction, or biographies)
  • Graphic novels or manga
HOW DO I GET COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS FOR MY REVIEWS?
  • You’ll receive 1 hour of community service for each review, as long as it meets the requirements – we will provide a brief outline.
HOW DO I WRITE & SUBMIT A REVIEW?
Fill out a Teen Book Reviewer Application to start
Pick up a Volunteer Book Review Form for easy guidelines.
We suggest typing your review into a Word document, spell-checking it, and then pasting it into the body of an email. Please do not attach a file.

Join Dungeon Master, Matthew Trudeau at the Granby Library

Wednesdays from 3:30- 5:30pm

Ages 11-18. You must sign up to join, this group is currently full. We may start a second group if there is enough interest. Contact the library today! A Granby bus from the High School stops here after school. *Please note that the library closes at 5:30 pm.
 
Read about our Dungeon Master:
Matthew Trudeau is an avid tabletop RPG player and a long-time advocate of games and playing for children and adults alike. He has a BS in 'Electronic Game Design and Interactive Development' and formerly operated a jigsaw puzzle and board game shop in Portland, ME, through which he regularly organized play events for libraries, colleges, businesses, and his own game shop. He has been playing Dungeons and Dragons for over twenty years, working with all ages and backgrounds to strengthen problem solving skills, teamwork, and creativity, while also providing spaces for fun and enriching social experiences.

Teen Knitting

Knitting will be held on select Saturdays at 11am via Zoom. Check the calendar for dates.
 

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