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Get Involved

Whether you’re looking to earn some community service hours or just want to make a difference, here are a few ways CHPL can help you to get involved!

NEW!!
Volunteer Teen Book Reviewer

Are you in grades 7-12 and love to read? Here's your chance to tell others about the books you read, encourage reading among your peers and earn community service hours. Become a Teen Book Reviewer! You'll pick an approved book from CHPL's collection, write a detailed review, and design a bookmark to help promote the title(s).

Download these resources to get started:

Teen Book Reviewer Summary and Instructions - read this before you start!

Teen Book Review Form

Book review sample AND Bookmark Template/Example

Teen Volunteer Application

or call us to learn more about this program:

Melissa Brinn, Teen Librarian: 856-903-1208

Meredith Meyer, Volunteer Coordinator: 856-903-1234


 

Teen Activity Board (TAB)

The application process for the TAB 2015-2016 group is closed.

TAB is a small group of committed, responsible, and service-oriented teens who strive to make the Cherry Hill Public Library an exciting and dynamic place for the youth of the local community.

TAB members work hands-on with library staff, assisting at teen and children's programs, creating displays and book lists for the Youth Services Department, suggesting titles for addition to the Library's collection, and planning/implementing events for teens and tweens.

 

TAB's accomplishments include:

  • Running numerous programs for children and teens including a Pajama Storytime and a Teen Murder Mystery Night
  • Assisting with Youth Services events throughout the year
  • Planning special teen breakout sessions for CHPL Comic Con and Time Lord Bash
  • Decorating a CHPL Little Free Library
  • Creating a special FanTABulous reads book display for the Teen Section
  • Directing and starring in the Summer Reading promotional videos for 2014 and 2015
  • and more!

 


 

Teen Summer Volunteers

The application process for Summer 2015 Volunteer Program is closed.

Each summer, teens in grades 7-12 are invited to join the CHPL Volunteer Force. This group assists the Children's and Teen Departments with the Library's Summer Reading prize program and summer events. If you are interested in volunteering next summer, check back for an application in March 2016.

 


 

Junior Friends of the Cherry Hill Public Library 

 

The Jr. Friends is a group of community-minded teens looking to make a difference at the Cherry Hill Public Library!  

Open to students in grades 6-12, members earn community service hours by volunteering at programs and events held at the Library.  Events include the Volunteer Fair, the Friends' Flea Market and the semi-annual Book Sales.  In addition, members will also help coordinate events like the Sweet Treats Sale, the Gently Used Jewelry Sale and more. 

As a Jr. Friend, you will also earn community service hours by attending Jr. Friends meetings held every other month.,   Dues to join are $5.00 for the year.  Enrollment is open in September and January.

 

Bi-monthly meetings will take place in the Joyce Alexander Walker Multicultural Room, Lower Level unless otherwise noted.

 

Upcoming Junior Friends Meeting Dates
Saturday, January 23, 2016 1 p.m.-2 p.m. --Postponed due to snow
Saturday, February 6, 2016 1 p.m.- 2p.m. --Rescheduled January meeting
Saturday, March 12, 2016 1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, May 14, 2016 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

 

Upcoming events that we are looking for volunteers include:

  • Sweet Treats Sale: (During Spring Book Sale) Saturday, April 16 (9:30am – until sold out).
    ·          Friends Book Sale: April 13-16, 2016
    (More information will be available closer to the date of the event.)
  • Gently Used Jewelry Sale: (The weekend before Mother’s Day): Friday, April 29
    (12 p.m. – 4 p.m.) and Saturday, April 30 (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.).
  • Friends Annual Flea Market: Saturday, May 21, 2016
    (More information will be available closer to the date of the event.)
  • Volunteer Appreciation Presentation - Full Conference Room. Wednesday, May 25
    (8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)

  • And many more upcoming events. . .

For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator Meredith Meyer at 856-903-1234 or
mmeyer@chplnj.org

 


 

Volunteer Year Round

Are you 16 or older? Why not volunteer at CHPL! Volunteers are needed year round to help with specially scheduled library events. Volunteering is also a great way to build your resume and earn community service hours.

Click here to print a volunteer application or contact the CHPL’s Volunteer Coordinator,
Meredith Meyer at 856-903-1234 or mmeyer@chplnj.org for more information.