Volunteering

The Teen Department offers several volunteer opportunities for students in grades 6-12. Occasionally, there are special opportunities for volunteering. This can include helping the Friends of the Library with their annual book sale. Please get in touch with the Teen Librarian to get your name on a list of people who are interested in helping out with various projects.

There are also more regular volunteering opportunities to get involved!

Shelving Aides

Teen volunteers maintain the shelves in the Teen Department. If you like organizing this is a great task for you. It’s also a great way to find books you’ll want to read! Shelving Aides also help with projects around the Teen Department. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and open shelving positions are filled seasonally.

Teen Tech Support

In collaboration with the Madison Senior Center and Madison Youth and Familyseniorcentersession22012 030 Services we offer tech support for senior citizens with a teen volunteer. During the school year we meet the 4th Monday of the month at the Senior Center. During the summer we meet weekly. Teen volunteers provide help on topics such as: email, smart phones, social media, downloading files, and tablets/e-readers. Teens interested in volunteering can fill out the Teen Tech Support Application.

Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies allows young children to develop their literacy skills with a teen volunteer. Teen volunteers meet weekly with their Little Buddy for 45 minute to 1 hour sessions. During that time, the pair read children’s books, color, play literacy games, and more. Teen volunteers must be available for a weekly commitment. The Spring session is quickly approaching. Apply by Friday, February 17th. Teens interested in the program should fill out the Big Buddy Application.

Virtual Volunteering

Participate in our Electronic Teen Advisory Group (eTAG) and earn volunteer hours on the go! Once a month, fill out a survey about the Teen Department at Scranton Library and earn 15 minutes of community service. Every three months, all survey participants are entered into a drawing for a $15 gift card! Occasionally, survey participants are asked to attend special eTAG Think Tank sessions at the library. By providing your input, you can help the library be the best it can be for you and other teens. To participate, click here.