Teen Librarians: Tell Me About Do-Goodery
Have you ever had teens do a volunteer project through the library for a local organization, especially for the holidays? I’ve seen one library have teens decorate sugar cookies for firefighters, and I’ve flirted with the idea of having teens make promo posters for pets up for adoption, but I’m looking for other ideas and advice!
Have you thought about asking the teens themselves?
Not trying to be snarky.
The library system in my hometown used to hold a canned food drive. People would bring in canned food items in exchange for fines being waived.
If your library has an outreach program for seniors, that could be an opportunity. [I’m familiar with libraries driving books to senior citizens who cannot make it to the library] Perhaps the youth could make greeting cards for the seniors, brightening up their day a bit more.
Random thoughts at 9:30am.
No! Those are helpful suggestions. I’d love to get teen input, but our TAB has been slow to start and we’re working under a tight deadline. The grant requires we put on two programs a month, and since I’ve only just met with our Senior TAB, and don’t meet with our Junior TAB for another week, I need to crank some stuff out. We had been holding off to get input, but can’t wait anymore!
I particularly think the senior greeting cards is a quite doable idea on short notice. Thanks!