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Teen Volunteers

 Library Volunteens!

The library can be a great place to gain job skills, fulfill volunteer hours needed for class credit, and meet new people. Volunteen positions are for teens ages 12-17 and in 7th grade or above.

Speak to the Youth Services Librarian at the branch at which you would like to volunteer. This can be done in person or on the phone and serves as an informal interview prior to placement. The librarian can then get an idea of your interests and skills and be able to match tasks to your abilities.

A completed Volunteen Application, signed by both you and your parent or guardian, is also required. Placements are limited. You can improve your chances of getting a position by planning ahead and applying well in advance of when you want to volunteer.


Teen STEM and ART Educators

Anoka County Library is seeking high school students entering grade 10 –12 or college students, to lead science or art activities in libraries in Anoka County. Teen Educators will lead hands-on programs for kids in grades 1-4 in the summer of 2014.

How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted from Wednesday, April 23 through Saturday, May 17, 2014. A live link to the application can be found at If you have any questions contact Becky Walpole at 763-785-3695.
STEM Educators apply online. 


Major Job Responsibilities:

 Lead programs in libraries.
•Lead program activities based on provided curriculum
•Set up for and clean up after program
•Distribute program materials to children
•Share information about science, technology, engineering and math with program audience
•Assist children with activities by encouraging them to ask questions, observe, make predictions, revise and test their designs. 
You must be:
•High School Student entering grades 10, 11, 12, or college
•Available to attend one of the two trainings on Saturday May 31 or June 7, 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
•Available for 5-9 dates in the summer, June through August, schedule will be set by branch libraries.
•Able to lift 25 pounds
•An active e-mail user for communication purposes
 •Good communication and presentation skills
 •Outgoing and friendly attitude
 •Ability to work as part of a team
 •Ability to work in a diverse community setting
 •Some experience working with children