Children’s Summer Library Program

Work with young children checking reading logs and distributing prizes. Sort carts as time permits.

Completed grade 6 and up
Nature of Work: 

Assisting staff in administering the Summer Library Program.

Tanya Misselt
Essential Job Functions: 
  • Greet children and their caregivers as they enter the children’s room.
  • Distribute weekly prizes to children registered in the Summer Library Program.
  • Answer directional questions from patrons.
  • Refer reference questions to library staff members.
  • Record all patron interactions on a tally sheet.
  • Accurately record your volunteer hours by filling out the APL volunteer form each time you volunteer.
  • Assist with sorting and shelving book carts.
  • Notify volunteer supervisor in advance if you are unable to make your scheduled shift.
  • Be on time for each of your shifts.
Additional Duties: 
  • Discuss any questions and concerns about the Summer Library Program or volunteer duties with the volunteer supervisor or with library staff members.
  • Promote the Summer Library Program as a desirable summer activity.
  • Alert library staff when the prize inventory is low.
  • Assist with shelf reading.
  • Assist in straightening and picking up the children’s services department.
  • Assist with other tasks requested by library staff.  (This may include sharpening pencils, cutting scratch paper, cutting/preparing craft activities or counting materials.)
Requirements of Work: 
  • Have completed 6th grade or the equivalent of.
  • Have participated in an orientation for the responsibility of being a volunteer.
  • Commit to working at least 8 shifts during the length of the Summer Library Program.
  • Show respect for library patrons of all ages.
  • Present a neat, clean and appropriate appearance.