Hey, I’m Kyle the Teen Librarian at The Free Library of Monroe Township. Thanks for checking out our teen page!
If you want to know a little bit about me, or want to follow this section on other platforms, please check out “About the Librarian”.
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If you came to check out some of our great teen resources, just Click Here.
If you are interested in finding out how to volunteer and help out, check out our Volunteering section.
June 17th – August 25th
Earn program points by reading, attending library programs, or volunteering for community service hours to win prizes that you can claim during the week of August 22nd. More points = more prizes PLUS more chances to win bigger prizes in our end-of-summer drawing.
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If you are a young adult looking to volunteer at the library this summer, opportunities are available starting in June. Please first SCROLL DOWN and click on the VOLUNTEER FORM to fill out all of your contact information and email firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to sign up.
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What are your reading goals for 2023? Here’s some inspiration to help you take charge of your own reading journey this year.
Keep track of your books all year long to get BINGO! All those who complete the challenge will win a gift card of their choice! Happy reading =)
Hey my name is Kyle. I’m the teen librarian at the Monroe Township Library.
If you’re looking for info on all the teen-related stuff happening in the library, you’re in the right place! I’ll frequently post updates here about upcoming programs, book recommendations, activities and other relevant topics throughout the year.
When I’m not librarian-ing, I do other stuff too!
Some of my interests are: reading, writing, listening to audiobooks/podcasts, taking my dog for hikes, playing disc golf, dancing, and Netflix-bingeing.
I love to hear from the teens in our community, and I’ll gladly accept any suggestions for books, programs, services, etc. If you’re near the library, come stop in and say hi!!
Don’t hesitate to e-mail me with any questions: email@example.com
And feel free to follow me on Goodreads
Thanks for reading!
Each year, Goodreads chooses a selection of the best books from several different genres and allows users to vote for their favorites. These were the nominees and winners…
A “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Voted BY teens FOR teens.
Check this list out if you’re into graphic novels (comics/manga) and you’re looking for more to read. YALSA publishes a new graphic novel list yearly.
Honors the best nonfiction books published for young adults (ages 12-18).
Books that have been recognized for exemplifying excellence in young adult literature.
Honors outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.
Honors Latino/Latina writers and illustrators whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
Honors the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Honors Asian/Pacific American culture and heritage.
Honors works of exceptional merit for children or teens relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.
Books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.
Honors outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience.
Honors a book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.
Given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults.
Book Finder is an amazing resource with book lists curated by teen librarians. You can search by awards, author, genre and more.
The library can help teens and young adult achieve their volunteer community service hour goals. Please note that while we always welcome applications, there are limits to the number of available openings the Library may have at a given time. We will keep your application on file. Thank you for your interest.
– Be at least 14 years of age.
– Commit to a regular schedule and be available to volunteer at least 1-2 hours a week (but NO MORE than a total of 4 hours a week can be accommodated). (Available hours are often in the late afternoon/early evening).
– Have the ability to work alone or with others. (Feel free to apply in groups. Having two friends work together makes the time go faster!)
– Relabeling project — changing the call numbers by creating new labels and adhering them to the books.
– Applying barcode, call number and location stickers to books.
– Gently peeling off old labels or “new” stickers.
– Cutting out materials to help prepare for children’s crafts or programs
– Placing book carts in order alphabetically or by call number.
– Setting up meeting rooms for various library programs.
– Shifting the collection to make the books fit better on the shelves.
– Shelf reading (making sure the books are in order by using this handy guide HERE, please print and bring along with you.)
– Teen Advisory Board
– Assisting with Children’s Programs or Seniors
– Decorating the library
(you will get volunteer hours for assisting with these tasks from home!)
-Creating/Re-sharing Social Media Posts for the Library’s Teen Pages
-Promoting the Library (hanging up flyers, creating social media posts for the teen accounts…)
– Able to listen to and follow directions.
– Self-starters who are able to work under little supervision (at times) due to the fact the librarian may have to be in and out of the office.
– Able to push a book cart and carry/shift piles of books.
– Good communicators- See something, say something! Not clear on the instructions- say something!
– Detail oriented- Place labels on straight, be on the lookout for mistakes.
– Clear about when they can and cannot make it to the library (please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can’t make your arranged time).
PleaseCLICK HERE for the Volunteer Form.
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