Library - Bascom Branch

Programmatic - Teens Reach

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Teens Reach provides a key way for young adults to build their leadership skills by developing and participating in library activities, as well as becoming library advisors and advocates. Be part of a fun volunteering opportunity for teens between the ages of 13-18. Earn community service credit while supporting the library by assisting with library programs, promotion, and representing the library's teen point-of-view. Attend our monthly meetings and have your say!



  • Age must be between the ages of 13-18 years old
  • Have a strong interest in the library and/or serving their community
  • Enjoy working with people of all ages and cultures
  • Be willing to learn new skills
  • Submit paperwork signed by parent/guardian
  • Complete a short virtual training
  • Create and log hours in Better Impact Account (can be done with the help of a staff member)


  • Gain new skills such as: program management, organizing, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Receive community service hours
  • Learn about other volunteer opportunities associated with the library and City of San Jose


  • Attend monthly meetings (third Tuesday of each month, 5:00-6:00 PM in Study Room 2)
  • Assist with library system programs such as Summer Learning 
  • Help create and/or host programs for the library community, specifically for children and teens
  • Assist with Friends of the Library Book Sales
  • Create reviews for books, media, and/or events to be shared with the library community

Qualifications Required

  • Age Must be at least 13+

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2024 5:00 PM 6:00 PM