Junior Friends of the Library

What is a Junior Friend of the Library?

A Junior Friend is a youth volunteer 10-15 years of age who assists with Children’s Programming in the Library under the supervision of the Youth Services Librarian. Junior Friends can earn volunteer hours that can be used for scouting or school volunteer requirements as well as building positive recommendations for future job applications and resumes. Come to the library to pick up an application to join the Junior Friends today!

Junior Friends can be involved in a number of aspects of volunteering:

  • Assisting younger children with Come ‘N Go Crafts
  • Assisting with refreshments during movie times at the library
  • Acting in puppet plays
  • Acting in Readers’ Theater and Mini-Plays
  • Working to keep the Children’s Area of the library clean
  • Assisting with book displays and bulletin boards
  • Assisting with Summer Reading programs
  • Working as a Special Programs Assistant

 

Youth volunteering builds:

  • Character, maturity, and pride
  • Skill confidence
  • Career choice exploration
  • Positive friends and peer group acceptance
  • Sense of accomplishment serving the community
Junior Friends may attend special programs just for them!

  • Book discussion groups
  • Library lock-ins
  • Junior Friends “Thank-You” parties
  • Book Parties

Junior Friends do not receive any monetary compensation for their volunteer work, and cannot and will not be coerced into any job unwillingly. Volunteers have the responsibility to arrive on time, ready to work, and to report to the Youth Services Librarian if they will be unable to work due to sickness or unforeseen conflicts. Each Junior Friend who completes 10 hours of volunteer service will earn a library t-shirt compliments of the adult Friends of the Library group.

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