Get Involved Teens

Volunteer from Home Submit A Teen Book Recommendation
Teen Activity Board Volunteer Resources for Teens

Teen volunteering opportunities from home!

Students are reponsible for keeping track of their volunteer hours and opportunities are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Submit a Teen Book Recommendation!
Teens in grades 6-12 may recommend a YA or Middle Grade book. If accepted to publish in our monthly teen newsletter, the teen will receive 1 hour of community service. Want to be added to our Teens/Tweens emailing list? Email jriel@chplnj.org!

What’s a book recommendation?

  • A trailer or teaser for a YA book you recently read, designed to help others decide whether they would like to read the book.
  • Includes information about genre, setting, main characters, general premise, and theme.
  • Spoiler-free.
  • Does not include a rating or personal opinions/judgments on the quality of the book.
  • See sample below to get an idea of what we are looking for.

IMPORTANT! Requirements for Book Recommendations:

  • Must be a YA/teen book title available in CHPL's catalog. 
  • Recommendation must be at least 100 words and no more than 250 words.
  • Must provide book title and author.
  • Recommender must provide first name, grade, and school if applicable.
  • Reviews that are dynamic and well-structured will be more strongly considered.
  • Basic rules of grammar apply. Reviews that are not coherent will not be accepted.
  • You may also submit your recommendation in Video Form (will earn 1 additional hour of service)
    • ​Video should not be more than 1 minute long
    • Above requirements apply.

If your book recommendation is not published in our newsletter, most likely you were missing one of the above requirements.

E-mail your recommendations to jriel@chplnj.org.
 
Book Recommendation Sample:

Once and For All by Sarah Dessen

In Sarah Dessen's 13th young adult novel she includes everything that she loves: the beach, summer, romance and drama. It's the summer after Louna's senior year and she is happy working non-stop for her wedding planner mother. She doesn't want anything to do with love because she already had love until he died tragically. Everything is going as planned until her mother hires another assistant, Ambrose. He is everything that she isn't- spontaneous, outgoing and willing to date multiple people at once. The unlikely pair become fast friends and give each other a summer challenge. Can Louna become a serial dater and can Ambrose stick with just one girlfriend? Read this fun and light page turner to find out.


Teen Activity Board

Update: We are NOT currently accepting applications for new members. Please check back in 2021.

Our Teen Activity Board (TAB) is the voice of our young adult community here at the Cherry Hill Public Library. TAB is a selective group of teens in grades 7-12 who assist the Library's Teen Department. We offer assistance at various teen programs, create fun displays and book lists, and brainstorm events for the Library's teen community. 

 


Volunteer Resources for Teens

Looking for other ways to get involved in your community? Here are some resources to help you get started:

VolunteerMatch
Habitat for Humanity
Red Cross Youth
Animal Welfare Association

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