Teen Volunteer Opportunities at the Library

Middle-schoolers reading to small children

Book Buddies

For middle-school students in Grades 6-8.

Read a book to a child to encourage their love of reading!

You must be punctual, committed and reliable.

This is a year-round program.

Teen Book Review and Questionnaire

Teens can submit up to three book reviews a month, each review is worth 3 hours of community service. Book reviews are used on the
Teen Instagram to promote books to other teens. 

The Teen Pop Culture Questionnaire is used to help the librarians in the teen department better serve the community. Only one questionnaire can be submitted to receive 1 hour of community service

Food Donations

Bring in three non-perishable food items to the Carnegie Library and receive one hour of community service (limit one hour per week). All food items will be used to stock our food shelf at the Main Building where patrons can take what they need.  

Care Package Donations

Pack a ziploc bag with five personal care items to receive two hours of community service a month. Bags can be dropped off at the Carnegie Library. These bags will go on our food shelf in the Main Building where patrons can take what they need. Examples of personal care items you can put in your bags are: toothpaste, toothbrushes, bars of soap, mouthwash, deodorant, first aid items, and feminine care items. 

Shelfie Day

Earn one hour of community service in the month of January when you send us a shelfie with a sentence about why you love the Library! Email submissions to teens@pmlib.org

Calling All Content Creators

Earn one hour of community service in February and March when you create a short video or reel for Library social media to promote our Library materials and services. Not sure what we’ve got? Ask one of the librarians at the Carnegie Library! Email submissions to teens@pmlib.org

Peace Pole Volunteers

The Peace Pole Project on Long Island is sponsored by Pax Christi Long Island and Long Island Rotary Clubs. Their goal is to to plant 100 peace poles on Long Island in 2020/2021. There is a peace pole behind both the Main Library and the Carnegie Library. Volunteers in grades 6-12 are needed to help make plaques for the peace poles using the Library’s laser engraver.

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