The Teen Services Department offers a number of opportunities throughout the year for teens in grades 6-12 to earn community service hours. All participants receive a certificate on the day of the program with the number of hours worked.

Ongoing community service programs

Teens may participate in the following community service projects in addition to their one registered volunteer program.

Teen Book Reviewers:

Love to read? Earn community service credit by reviewing award-winning Young Adult books selected by the American Library Association. The application and booklists are available below or in Teen Services. You will earn 3 hours of community service for each review that meets all of the requirements, up to 9 hours per month.


Film a video, write an article, create artwork or sign up to help edit and lay out projects. Earn 3 hours of community service for each completed assignment, up to 9 hours per month.

Teen Study Buddies:

Assist students grades K-5 with homework in math, science, social studies and English. Completed application required.

Mutt-i-grees Club:

Meet other teens with a passion for animals, help us with projects to benefit local animal shelters and complete various tasks to earn community service credit, up to 3 tasks per month. Meet-ups will be once a month, dates will vary.

Some Tips:

Check with your family before volunteering for a project or with an organization. Some organizations may have minimum age requirements or require training. It is your responsibility to make sure that the community service program you volunteer for will qualify with the organization that is tracking your community service hours. The library is not responsible for tracking community service hours served with outside organizations.