Perks for teens:
- Community service hours (either court mandated, or needed for school or National Honor Society)
- Extra hours/lottery tickets for the volunteers (an hour of volunteering counts as the same as an hour of reading).
SLP jobs teens can help you do:
- Program assistants at programs for younger kids
- Help prepare craft, etc. materials for programs
- Help looking at reading records and distributing incentives
- Create decorations (Boyceville had an amazing teen SLP decoration committe)
- Reading buddies--act as one-on-one help for reading buddies.
Being part of a teen advisory board--meeting monthly, or even quarterly, to give you advice on developing relevant programs, services, collections for their peers.
In Menomonie, a teen volunteer who loves Pinterest is working on collecting all the boards of teens from Menomonie who pin, to create one big, local, teen-created pin-board.
In Baraboo, the teens help a lot with MOVING things, LIFTING things, and helping to
Have teens join you for Library Legislative Day! Senators and Assembly-people love to see engaged, active high school students, and the kids enjoy feeling empowered, talking about something they care about. Plus, a trip to Madison...hard to go wrong, there. This year, IFLS sponsored a bus trip to Library Legislative Day. It would have been great to have a busload, including lots of library-loving teens!
Managing the logistics: