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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!

Teen Summer Volunteers

Now seeking Summer Teen Volunteers for the summer 2016 season!

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. This is a great opportunity to build your resume while earning community service hours!

Summer 2016 Volunteer Application

 

Application deadline: Saturday, May 21 @ 5 p.m.

 


 

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!

 

Junior Friends of the Cherry Hill Public Library 

 

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

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.

 

Upcoming Junior Friends Meeting Dates:

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Half Conference Center

 

Upcoming Jr. Friends Fundraisers:

  • Sweet Treats Sale: (During Spring Book Sale) Saturday, April 16 (9:30am – until sold out)
  • Gently Used Jewelry Sale:  Friday, April 29 (3 p.m. – 5 p.m.) and Saturday, April 30
  • (11 a.m. –1 p.m.)

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.