The Shelby Township Library has a lot to offer teenagers. We have movies, magazines, books, and more.
The Shelby Township Library volunteer program welcomes teens in grades 7-12 who are under the age of 18. Teens entering 7th grade in the fall are eligible to volunteer during the summer months.
Volunteer opportunities are announced seasonally; however the majority of the opportunities are during June and July for the library’s Summer Reading activities. During the school year there a few opportunities each month. Volunteers are scheduled occasionally to assist with special programs for children and adults, and may expect to: set up tables and chairs, help the librarians prepare crafts, assist during programs overseeing an activity, clean and organize toys, and more.
To be contacted regarding volunteer opportunities, teens should complete the teen volunteer form and return it to the library. The library cannot accommodate walk-in volunteers.
Teen Advisory Board: First Thursday of each month 6-7:30 pm.
Teens who are looking to be more involved with the library are encouraged to join the library’s Teen Advisory Board. The Teen Advisory Board meets once a month to help the librarian develop events that teens want to see in the library, and suggest book and movie titles to purchase. Teens involved with the library’s Teen Advisory Board are actively engaged in shaping the library into a community space for teens. Teens who are interested in being part of the library’s Teen Advisory Board are encouraged to fill out an APPLICATION, and return it. After reviewing the application, the librarian will contact applicants and invite them to join the Teen Advisory Board.
NEED HOMEWORK HELP?
- Access live help every day from 4-11pm from a tutor online through Tutor.com
- Access test preparation, study materials, and college prep resources with Learning Express Library.
- Access online resources for homework help, college preparation, career preparation, and more with teens.mel.org
- Discover resources for research projects with the library’s databases.
- Ask a librarian for help.
And in addition to all that we also offer lots of fun activities too: Here is a lot of a few of our upcoming activities:
Teen Hang-outs: After School Program Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:15. Meet us in the Community Center to play games, have snacks, and other activities. This event meets only during the school year.
Superhero Bash , April 12, 6-7:30, Library Atrium, Teens 7-12th grade
Are you Team Marvel, DC, or a little of both? Join us for trivia, themed crafts, and snacks. Cosplay as your favorite superhero for a chance at a door prize! Registration begins Friday, March 22.
Free Comic Book Day, May 4, All Day, Library Atrium, All Ages
Comic book fans of all ages can drop in to the Library any time during the day to pick out a free comic book and draw their own comics. Those who dress up as comic book characters will be entered into a prize drawing!
Teen Library Amazing Race, May 17, 6-7:30 pm, Library Atrium, teens grades 7-12
Race around the world and complete 10 different challenges through the library! The team that finishes first will earn a small prize! Registration begins Friday, April 26.