Volunteering


Please remember that teens must register for our volunteer programs, so fill out the form today. Teens can drop off or save and email forms to our teen department at teen.department@wbpl.us. Volunteer programs are only open to West Babylon School District residents in grades 6-12.

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

Battle of the Books

 

Battle of the Books is a trivia style contest where teams battle against other Suffolk County Libraries in a trivia contest about pre-picked teen books. Are you ready to BATTLE?!

Teens in grades 6-9 : Orientation is Wednesday, June 7.

Teens in grades 9-12: Advanced Battle of the Books will begin again in January!

 

 

BOOK BUDDIES

Book Buddies

 

Build a Better World this summer & Be a Book BuddyTeens entering grades 6-12 can volunteer and help a younger child read. Sign-up online or in person beginning Friday, June 2. Teens will be committing to all 4 sessions (Fridays: July, 7, 14, 21 & 28).

 

 

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Summer Reading

 

 

Did you know that you can sign up and volunteer to help with many of our Children’s programs like the Children’s Winter and Summer Kickoff parties!? Our Children’s Summer Reading Kickoff Party is scheduled for Saturday, June 24. Help children of all ages up to grade 5, kickoff their summer by joining our reading club!

 

 

GARDEN CLUB

garden club

 

Get Ready! This year we are creating a pizza garden! We will be meeting again on Friday, June 2, from 4-5 PM. If you’re interested in planting delicious veggies and herbs and taking ingredients ‘fresh from the garden’ to create a pizza, then join us!

 

 

HOLIDAY GATHERING

Holiday Gathering

 

At WBPL, winter is a special time! Volunteer at our annual community holiday event. Be one of Santa’s elves, help with raffle tickets/prizes, you can even lend a hand serving light refreshments. Whatever the task, help make this event magical!

 

 

PET ADOPTION FAIR

shelter pets

 

If you love animals, then volunteer today! We are looking forward to our 5th annual event scheduled for Saturday, April 29. Help these shelter animals find their FURever homes!

 

 

QUICK PICKS: READ & REVIEW!

Quick Picks
Read and review because teen opinions matter! We will provide a list of pre-selected titles from the American Library Association; you can choose any of these titles to read on your own time, review and give us feedback! Volunteer credit will be awarded to all members who complete reading logs and an evaluation form. Please contact Ms. Peters for more information.

 

SCIENCE BUDDIES

Science Buddies

 

 

Love science? Want to earn volunteer credit? Then Science Buddies is right for you! Teens are paired with children in grades 1-5 to help them learn and conduct fun experiments! This program is usually held during winter break. See you then!

 

 

TEEN ADVISORY GROUP

TAG MembersOur T.A.G. members conduct various activities within the Library including: creating our monthly YA book display, a monthly contest for the young adult area, choosing the “book of the month,” developing outreach programs and so much more! Volunteer credit will be awarded to all members who attend meetings and various activities.

Current dates of meetings:

March 20 – April 17 – May 22 – June 26 (Annual Welcome to YA Pizza Party!) – July 24 – August 21 – September 18 – October 23 (Annual Pumpkin Decorating Party!) – November 20 – December 18

LOOKING FOR MORE!

community volunteers

Check out some of these Local Volunteer Opportunities!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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