Inver Glen Library, Inver Grove Heights - Inver Glen Library: Volunteens Summer Reading Program 2024

General Description 

Support Dakota County Library’s annual summer reading and learning program by participating in the Volunteen program. Teens ages 13 – 18 are invited to volunteer with the library to assist with fun library programs and events, encourage Summer Discovery kids and help the library be a dynamic and welcoming space. Volunteens may also assist with other projects when needed during the program season. 


Please note:

  • We recommend serving at only one branch location during this program.
  • Volunteer positions are limited. Application does not guarantee acceptance into the Volunteen program.
  • Please allow up to 4 business days for your application to process.



Inver Glen Library

8098 Blaine Avenue
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076



Registration begins in April. Program runs June through August 2024. Schedules will vary by each library branch depending on program needs.


Duties & Responsibilities* 

Tasks may include but are not limited to: 

  • Summer Discovery program assistance: help enroll youth ages 0-18 in Summer Discovery and explain how to participate in the program.  
  • General event support: setup, cleanup, count participants, help with program supplies, collect feedback forms, prep supplies for future programs. 
  • Create a welcoming library: variety of projects to organize, label or clean. 


*Your specific tasks will be developed with the library’s Volunteer Coordinator. These tasks will be based on the library’s needs and your interests and abilities.


Minimum Qualifications 

  • Between the ages of 13–18 during Summer 2024. 
  • Able to attend the orientation session with the library you choose to volunteer with. Click here to see this year's orientation schedule and participating locations.  
  • Volunteens and their parent or guardian must read and agree to the volunteer waiver and release forms.
  • Interested in working with children and families.
  • Motivation to support community and library programs in a fun and welcoming manner.

Required Training 

Attending the orientation meeting is required to volunteer. Orientation times will be found on your application as you register or you will receive an email to remind you to update entries in your volunteer account if you have volunteered in this program before. 


Activity Level

Mild - May include walking short distances over relatively level terrain. Periods of standing or sitting will be required. Comfortable shoes recommended.


Contact Information

Laura Mesjak

Phone: 651-554-6845




Schedule Summary

This activity occurs between Monday, April 15, 2024 and Saturday, August 31, 2024