Teen volunteers are needed at the library this summer

Volunteers are needed this summer for the Summer Lunch program.

Volunteering is a great way for teens to support their community while gaining valuable experience for job and college applications. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, teens who volunteer do better in school than those who don't. Heights Libraries has three volunteer opportunities this summer.

Teen Summer Internship

The library is offering a three-week summer internship for teens in grades 9–12. Selected interns will assist with library programs and services, and gain experience working in a professional environment. Interested teens can contact Sam Lapides at 216-932-3600, ext. 290, or e-mail slapides@heightslibrary.org. Applications are due by May 14.

Summer Lunch Program

Once again, the library will be serving free lunches to children this summer. If you enjoy interacting with children, and you are 13 or older, contact Heather Howiler at 216-932-3600, ext. 287, or e-mail hhowiler@heightslibrary.org. Applications are due by May 31. (This opportunity is open to adults as well.)

Reading Buddies

The library is offering a four-week program this summer in which teens will share books with young readers.  If you are between the ages of 13 and 17, and interested in becoming a Reading Buddy, contact Susan Black at 216-932-3500, ext. 288, or e-mail sblack@heightslibrary.org. Applications are due by May 31.

Sheryl Banks

Sheryl Banks is the marketing and community relations manager for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library System.

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