Teen Programs and Opportunities

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The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of teens who work to make the library teen-friendly (you will receive volunteer hours). We would have meetings once a month or more if needed and plan things that you want to see in the library. When an event TAB has planned takes place, members participate, eat tasty food, and have fun!  On the weeks in between meetings, members can schedule time to work on projects in the teen room if they want to get extra community service learning hours.

What We Do:

  • Create a welcoming teen area and displays about library materials that other teens may be interested in
  • Plan and implement teen programs with teen services and youth services
  • Promote reading and expression for and by teens
  • Recommend items for the library’s collections
  • Advocate for teen space, programs, etc.

Benefits to Joining:

  • Use the experience on job applications
  • Be creative and express yourself through projects and activities
  • Enjoy personal satisfaction in serving your community and other teenagers
  • Fulfill high school service learning and community service requirements
  • Have fun and food at meetings and events
  • Make the library a great place for teens

Requirements and Expectations:

  • Be in 8th grade or higher
  • Commit to attending meetings and events
  • Complete tasks with direction and on your own
  • Demonstrate an open-mind and respect of others' views
  • Recruiting Teen Advisory Board members
  • Get your parent’s permission
  • Have a desire to help the library reach out to our community’s teens

*Please fill out the application by clicking here.

Please fill out the volunteer application by clicking here.

All volunteers are free to volunteer during our regular volunteer hours as written below. You can create your own volunteer schedule by letting us know what days and times you would like to volunteer or we can suggest days and times for you. You can always call and ask if it would be alright to volunteer on a day that we were not expecting you.

Hours Open:

Mon: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thu: 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Fri: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Summer Hours: 10am to 2 pm)
Sun: Closed

When you come in for volunteering, we keep a binder where you would write down your start time, end time, and what you did that day (Example: circulation desk duties or STEM program). There is a water cooler in the hallway if you would like to bring a reusable water bottle with you. We have a break room with a fridge, microwave and stove as well. If you would like to come in to see the library and meet the staff, please come in at any time we are open.

Also, you get first choice of our teen book boxes when we receive them. :)

It is required across all public libraries to have background checks. This is not required for anyone under the age of 18. The three background checks, Child Abuse, State Police, and FBI fingerprints, can be found here: https://www.dhs.pa.gov/KeepKidsSafe/Clearances/Pages/default.aspx. The FBI fingerprinting is a two-parter: you make a reservation to go get the fingerprints, and you pay when you go. The Child Abuse and State Police, and proof of appointment for the FBI fingerprints (at the very least) are good to start volunteering. You can print out what you need here at the library or email it to me to be printed out. Also, there is a 3-hour mandated reporter training. The free site we all use is here: https://www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu. This requires a login, which enables you to start and stop for however long it takes to complete. You do not have to do three hours in a row. You can start and stop at your leisure.

Please email childrens@wernersvillepubliclibrary.org  with any questions.

*Coming In January 2024*

What: A club where we will discuss our current writing projects, do writing challenges, and more!

Who: Ages 12-18

When: Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month (with exceptions for holiday weekends) from 12 to 1:30 p.m.

*Please register by clicking here or emailing us at childrens@wernersvillepubliclibrary.org.

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Come to the Wernersville Public Library to watch your favorite anime, create art, make crafts and discover new foods and snacks with your fellow fans!

During our meetings, we'll be watching plenty of anime, from hidden gems, classic works and brand new shows of the season!

Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Saturday, 12 - 1:30pm of every month, unless stated otherwise.

For ages 12-18.

Register by emailing teens@wernersvillepubliclibrary.org