A group of students who
serve as the Auburn Public Library’s teen
advisory group. Interested teens living or going
to school in Auburn in grades 8 – 12 may apply
to join the Library Ambassadors.
What do they do?
The Ambassadors support and promote the Youth Services Division of the library through volunteering their time, by recruiting other students to attend events, by assisting the Youth Services librarians, and by attending teen programs and assisting with events for the younger patrons. Some of the activities the Library Ambassadors have assisted with are the annual children’s Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine’s parties, special author events, receptions, crafts, planning youth programs, gaming, and making recommendations for young adult
What are the benefits of becoming a Library Ambassador?
Students who serve as Library Ambassadors help plan programming, meet new people, learn new skills, and are able to use time spent when filling out applications for colleges or jobs. Volunteer time also counts for National Junior Honor Society and International Baccalaureate program requirements.
What are the requirements to join?
Students must have a library card and be in good standing with the library, must attend as many meetings as possible, and must serve at least 10 hours per semester in a volunteering capacity at the library. Library Ambassadors are part of the Auburn Public Library’s outreach program. As such they are expected to represent the library within the community and therefore are expected to respect and reflect the values of the library.
When do they meet?
Usually on the first and/or third Sundays each month from 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Weekly volunteer time after school or on weekends depends upon each student’s personal schedule.
When may I join?
Interested students are encouraged to apply through the Youth Services Librarian. Library Ambassadors serve from September – May yearly and may place applications beginning August 1 of the coming school year. There are 10 slots and positions are filled on a first come/first serve basis as well as by meeting the criteria set forth by the Youth Services Division.
Meetings for Spring Semester 2010:
Auburn Public Library