Tyler youth volunteers make library summer programs possible
During the summer when schools are out of session, the Tyler Public Library becomes an oasis for the youth in our community, providing events and activities for preschoolers to teens. The Library allows kids to have fun while continuing to learn and develop their creativity and love of reading.
With a limited number of Library staff dedicated to organizing these numerous programs, the Library relies heavily on assistance provided by youth volunteers. These volunteers make the Library’s programs possible.
“Many of our volunteers are seeking to learn more about the City, lend a helping hand, and gaining volunteer hours for their school activities and clubs,” said Volunteer Coordinator Breanna Hoard.
The Library accepts youth volunteers from ages 12 to 17. These volunteers help with a wide variety of activities including: room set up and clean up, book searches, book shelving, running the video projector, assisting guests and visitors, organizing craft projects, photographing events, and interacting with children and adults.
Youth opportunities are also available throughout the school year. Volunteer Tyler provides opportunities for youth to give back to their community, participate in their municipal government and develop leadership skills.