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Welcome to the Huntington Beach Children's Library

Teen Volunteers

Huntington Beach Central Library

 

Teen Volunteers

Huntington Beach Central Library

Children’s Department

7111 Talbert Ave

Huntington Beach Ca 92628

 

Quarterly Volunteer Opportunities

Requirements:

Teen volunteer assignments are given out each quarter. Quarters run from October – December, January – March, April – June and July – September.

All interested teens between the ages of 13 – 17 years old will need to register online for each quarter at hbpl.org, Calendar of Events, Teen Volunteer Schedule.  They must submit a new application each quarter and attend that quarterly workshop. Applications are available online one month before the workshop and must be turned in to the Children’s Desk by the application deadline. Late applications will not be accepted. Teens who do not attend the workshop will not be able to volunteer that quarter. Even if teens have previously volunteered at the library, quarterly workshop attendance is still required.  A link with the volunteer time slots will be emailed out each quarter to the teens who attended that workshop.  (Please note that we do not accept Court Ordered Service Volunteers.)

Quarterly volunteering includes:

Book Shelving

Children’s Program Assistance/Prep

Craft Storytime Helper

Lego Club Helper

Star Reader

Teen Advisory Board Member

 

Summer Reading Program Volunteers

Teens who are interested in being a Summer Reading Program volunteer will need to attend a special workshop in June. This training is different from the Quarterly Workshop and is mandatory. Summer Reading Volunteers work at our Reading Program Tables registering people in the reading program, logging reading numbers online, and handing out reading rewards.  Register @ hbpl.org, Calendar of Events, Teen Volunteer Schedule starting May 1 for Reading Table time slots.

 

Homework Club Helper

Teens who would like to be a Homework Club Helper need to be a junior or senior in High School and have a B+ or higher grade average. Homework Club meets Monday – Wednesday 3:30 – 5:00 during the school year only and does not meet during school breaks.

Interested teens can contact Melissa Ronning at melissa.ronning@surfcity-hb.org

Volunteer Opportunities

Book Shelver

Volunteer must attend a training workshop before volunteering as a shelver. Workshops are held quarterly in the Tabby Theater. Applications for each quarter are available one month prior to the workshop and must be submitted by the deadline specified on the application.

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 sign 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. Craft storytime helpers will need to fill out a quarterly volunteer application and submit it prior to the specified deadline listed on the application. They will also need to attend the volunteer training.

For applications, 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. Lego Club Helpers must attend a training workshop before volunteering with HBPL. Workshops are held quarterly in the Tabby Theater. Applications for each quarter are available one month prior to the workshop and must be submitted by the deadline specified on the application.

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. Volunteer must attend a training workshop before volunteering as a S.T.A.R.. Workshops are held quarterly in the Tabby Theater. Applications for each quarter are available one month prior to the workshop and must be submitted by the deadline specified on the application.

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. Volunteer must attend a training workshop before volunteering as a Summer Reading Volunteer. Workshops are held quarterly in the Tabby Theater. Applications for each quarter are available one month prior to the workshop and must be submitted by the deadline specified on the application.


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