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Be a part of what we do at the Tinley Park Public Library during the 2021-2022 school year.

During the school year, our teen volunteers help our librarians at evening events for younger children.  We also have opportunities for volunteers to help us virtually by creating book lists and writing book reviews.  You can learn more about virtual volunteering opportunities below.

Teen Volunteers must be in grades 6-12 and may earn service hours for religious organizations, school requirements, or just for fun. At this time, we are unable to accept court-ordered service hours. Volunteers must live or attend school in Tinley Park or Orland Hills. To become a volunteer and to learn more about the requirements and expectations, review and fill out an applicationYou may also visit the Youth Services department to pick up a paper copy of the application.

Active volunteers will receive an email on the 15th of each month containing links and passwords to access the signup for in-person volunteering opportunities for the following month as well as online forms for the virtual opportunities.

Virtual Volunteering Opportunities

Please note that individual organizations may have rules regarding virtual volunteering.  Some organizations may not accept virtual volunteering toward their requirement or may place limits on the number of hours allowed to be virtual.  Please check with your organization as these rules may vary.

Teen Book Reviews

Teens who enjoy reading and writing can recommend titles to other book-loving teens by writing reviews for service hours.  The reviews will appear in whole or part on the library’s website, social media, and in print resources at the library.  These may include recommended reading lists, Facebook and Instagram posts, signs in the library, etc.  If you are an active volunteer, you can access the form here or from the monthly volunteer email.  The password to access the form changes each month.

Teen Book Lists

Coming Soon.