Be a part of what we do at the Tinley Park Public Library
for the 2023-24 school year
Teen Volunteering Club
Volunteering at the Tinley Park Public Library is a great opportunity to meet other teens and to give back to your library and your community.
During the school year, teens in grades 6-12 can join our Teen Volunteering Club to receive service hours.
Club members will receive one service hour for attending the club meeting each month, where they will complete tasks for library program preparation or other service projects for the community. Meeting attendees will also receive a link to sign up for the volunteering opportunities at programs for children for the following month. If spots do not fill within one week, club members in good standing who were unable to attend the meeting that month will then be given the link to the opportunities. To remain in good standing, club members will be expected to attend at least six meetings per school year.
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. To be a virtual volunteer, please fill out a virtual volunteer application.
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. When you sign up to be a virtual volunteer with the application above, you will receive an email with the password to access this form to submit your reviews. The password will change every month.
Teen Book Lists
Teens can compose lists of 20 books based on provided themes. These lists will primarily be used to help us create book displays for teens in the library. Some lists may be used to create theme-based bibliographies or book recommendations. When you sign up to be a virtual volunteer with the application above, you will receive an email with the password to access this form to submit your reviews. The password will change every month.