Volunteer Opportunities for Teens/Tweens There are currently two types of volunteer positions open for ages 11-18–book buddies and garden volunteers. Book Buddies, or our Teen Buddy Book Club, is a program that pairs kids one-on-one with a teen role model. These volunteers spend time virtually helping their buddy gain confidence reading, while they practice their literacy skills and get to know them. For more information, visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/community-service/ Garden Volunteers tend to the teen garden at the library, but do so on their own schedule, without others around. Possible responsibilities include watering, checking nitrogen levels, and weeding. All volunteers will be able to take vegetables home! Find out more at https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/teenprograms/ As we continue our reopening process, additional volunteering opportunities will be considered. We hope to have volunteers helping in additional children’s programs regularly as soon as it is safe and we are allowed. Leadership Interns: Because we are hosting summer programming virtually and have to limit the number of people in our building, the library is not able to hire Leadership Interns this summer. Leadership interns will return...
Imagine Your Story Summer Programs Check out all that will be available for children and teens this summer at The Pawling Library! From virtual and pick up activity programs to our “Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Challenge” where we’re letting YOU decide what happens. Will we dye Ms. Neena’s hair purple or blue? What weird things will Phil and Ms. Carla eat?? You read, you decide. Plus, we’ll be hosting weekly raffles for gift certificates to local businesses. Find out more: Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Challenge: https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/summer-reading-challenge/ Children’s Programs: https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/children/programs/#Summer Teen Programs: https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/teenprograms/ (updated info coming soon) Virtual Volunteer Opportunities: https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/community-service/
We’re two weeks in to our all ages Read-a-Thon, and great progress has been made! Patrons of all ages have contributed time to reach a collective 8,034 minutes (or 133.9 hours) read, and we’re well on our way to reaching 20,000 minutes by June 1st. However, we can’t do it without you! Are you reading eBooks, listening to audiobooks, or reading picture books with your family? No matter how you’re reading, you can contribute your effort to our community Read-a-Thon, unlock online content, and win prizes. Help us prove that staying home doesn’t mean reading and learning stops, no matter your age! It’s painless and quick to log your time. Visit http://pawlinglibrary.ny10.readsquared.com/ to participate with us!
Are you interested in volunteering with children or interested in children’s books? We have opportunities for teens and adults ages 12 and up to volunteers with the children’s department year round. During the summer, we offer many area teens the opportunity to volunteer with kids. There’s even the opportunity to make a little money as a Leadership intern! Former volunteers 15-18 gain experience with children and working For more information, contact Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer, at email@example.com or 845-855-3444.
Registration for our spring young adult session runs from Thursday, April 4th through Sunday, April 14th. For more information about what programs we have to offer and to download a registration form, please go to https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/teenprograms/ And in case you were wondering… fear not, we expect to have a new young adult program coordinator in place by the time programs begin.
8/26, 1:00-3:00 pm, Main Library and Courtyard — Ms. Carla, Ms. Kate, and Ms. Neena All ages welcome. Free activities for children and teens. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Celebrate the end-of-summer, programs, AND the Library’s birthday with us! Teen volunteers have worked hard all summer to put together some rockin’ activities. Get the superstar look at our hair chalking and temporary tattoo stations, or explore our cardboard maze. Join in as we sing “Happy Birthday” and eat some cake! The event will conclude with our annual prize raffle. Up for grabs this year: a Kindle Fire 7, the chance to pie Ms. Neena in the face, and back-to-school baskets.
Calling all teens 11-18 years old! Searching for volunteer opportunities for the summer and/or interested in working with children? We need you! You are invited to apply to our summer internship program. Interns help out during the summer to make sure that all children who participate in our summer literacy programs have a wonderful and learning-filled experience. To qualify, interns must submit a volunteer application and attend a program orientation in the end of June. For more information, visit our Volunteers and LEAD Interns page or contact Neena McBaer, Children’s Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-855-3444.