Programmatic - Teens Reach



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 advisers 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 on-site training.
  • Create and log hours in BetterImpact Account (can be done with 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
  • Signed Letter of Recommendation
  • Have fun and make new friends!
  • We feed you!


  • Attend monthly meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, see schedule.
  • Assisting with library system programs
  • Help create and/or host programs for the library community, specifically for children and teens, including Homework Club, Reading Buddies, and Friday Fun.
  • Assist with holiday programs such as Lunar New Year, Easter, Moon Festival, Halloween, Hispanic Heritage Month, Santa Program.
  • Assist with Friends of the Library Booksales
  • Assist with fund-raising


Qualifications Required

  • Age Must be at least 13+

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 5:00 PM 6:00 PM