Tweens

Latest Edition of the Tween/Teen Newspaper

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Current Volunteer Event Sign-ups

Know your shift: the event you are volunteering for AND the start time.
Unprepared volunteers will be sent home without credit.

 

Candyland Clean-up
Sign Up!

Candyland Set-up
Sign Up!

Candyland Crafter
Sign Up!

Additional volunteer opportunities may be available through our events calendar. Use Keyword search "teen volunteer".

 

Summer Reading

All Desk Volunteers have been contacted for the 2024 Summer.

Volunteer Information

Volunteer letters at the Information Desk cover January 1st thorough May 15, 2024.

May 16th through the end of summer will be next. Any letters left at the over 12 months or more will be destroyed.

 

Outside organizations that work with tween/teens (age requirements may apply):

Animal Welfare Association (AWA)
Battleship New Jersey

Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
Color a Smile
Book Smiles - contact form for setting up your own book drive
Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter
Habitat for Humanity Youth Programs
Majoda Stables
Operation Yellow Ribbon - fill out contact form and the director responds quickly
Special Olympics of New Jersey
Volunteer Center of Burlington County
Volunteer Match
Wharton State Forrest

Adopt-a-shelf Volunteering

Are you interested in long-term, independent volunteer hours? This opportunity is for tweens and teens ages 10-17 (18 if still in HS) to help the library maintain its collection.

You will be responsible for cleaning, organizing and maintaining 2 sections, one non-fiction, one fiction.

To receive your sections, you MUST:

  • pass a test: alphabetical order and numerical order, including decimal places 
  • attend an in-person orientation
  • volunteer  a MINIMUM or 2 times per month

The test and orientation are NOT eligible for volunteer hours.
Registration is required via the events calendar.
Test are offered once a quarter: January, April, July, and October

Tween/Teen Volunteer Newspaper

The newspaper is up and running again. We meet in Discord, create in Canva. Both of these services offer free accounts. It is highly recommended you do so if you want to work on the newspaper. You need Discord to access each issue in progress. Minimum age for Discord is 13. If you are under 13, a parent or caregiver will need to create your account for you.

Leadership Projects 

IF you already sent an email regarding your leadership project request, please wait to hear from me. I am receiving dozens of  "checking to see if you got my emails" emails from the same students daily. That takes my time away from viable project emails and set-ups. 

Parents, be advised that part of the leadership role includes your tween/teen reaching out to me independently. Please refer them to my email, thank you!

Current Requests:
Take Home Craft Kits (60+ kits) - Teenage (age range 13-18) 
One-time, non-electronic STEM Programs: like toothpick engineering, paper bridges, airplanes, origami.

Please contact Ms. Molly (mmorrison@mountlaurellibrary.org) with the following information:

Your full first and last name
Your Project idea
What age group are you looking to serve? (Be specific; ages 3-5, teens only, seniors, etc.)
Will your project require a room at the Library for either prep-work, presentation, or event?
Preferred days of the week.
Preferred time slot: Morning (10-12), afternoon (12-2 or 2-4), evening (4-6 or 6-8)
A supplies list (if your project requires one)
All other details will be worked out individually.

Your Leadership Letter will be emailed directly to you.

Unless you are creating YEAR-LONG a club here, please limit yourself to a maximum of 3 sessions for your project.