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Kids' Stuff: Volunteer

Welcome to the Huntington Beach Children's Library

General Information

Teen and Tween Volunteers

Huntington Beach Central Library

Children's Library

7111 Talbert Ave

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Phone: (714) 375-5107

Qualifications: Volunteers need to be at least 12 years old. All volunteers must attend a training workshop or receive permission from the staff member in charge of the program before they can start volunteering. Volunteers who are 18 years old and older must go through the library’s fingerprinting process before they can start volunteering with children.

Click on a tab below for more information about the variety of volunteer opportunities at the Library.

Volunteer Opportunities

Book Shelver

Volunteer must attend a training workshop before volunteering as a shelver. Workshops are held the first Wednesday of every month at 4:00p.m. in the Tabby Theater. Applications are given out at workshop and must be signed by a parent for those under 18 years old. 

There is a PowerPoint presentation, tour of the children's department and a written alphabetizing quiz. Receive one hour volunteer credit for attending. Teens under 18 will need to have a parent signed their volunteer application. Those 18 and older will need to be fingerprinted and cleared before they can start volunteering.

Contact: Barbara Richardson

Craft Storytime Helper

(Thursday at 3:30pm and Saturday at 2:00pm) 
Help children with their craft projects, read aloud to those who finish early and help clean up after storytime. Workshop not necessary. Click here to register for Craft Storytime Slots.

Contact: Barbara Richardson

Homework Club Help

Help children in K-8th grades understand and complete their homework assignments.

Homework Club @ Central Library 

Homework Club @ Oak View Branch

Lego Club Helpers

(Second and Fourth Wednesday of the month, 3:30 pm to 5pm) 
Help set up and take down. Keep Legos sorted and monitor children. (workshop not necessary)

Contact: Melissa Ronning

Click here to register for Lego Club Helper slots

Story Time and Reading Volunteer program : S.T.A.R.


Read aloud to small groups of children. View a PowerPoint presentation to see what being a STAR reader is all about by clicking here. (Workshop not necessary )

Contact: Melissa Ronning

Summer Reading Program

Time Slots become available starting May 1 every year. Help people register for our reading programs at our Prize Table and other summer activities. Prize table slots are 2 hours long. Reading program starts near the end of June and is usually six weeks long. There will be Prize Table training workshops in June. You will be emailed information about your duties in the beginning of June after you have registered. Applications will be given out at the workshop to new volunteers.

Click here to fill out what slots you want to work during the summer: Prize Table, Branch Reading Program Helpers, Friday Films, Carnival, Final Concert, Special Programs.

Contact: Barbara Richardson or Melissa Ronning


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Huntington Beach Public Library
7111 Talbert Ave. Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone 714-842-4481