Get Involved Teens

Teen Summer Volunteers

Join our summer volunteer force! We are seeking 40-50 outgoing, responsible, and community-minded teens in between the ages of 13-19 to help our Youth Services department. Volunteers will help families register for our reading club, help them log minutes, and award prizes. Volunteers may also assist at children's/teen events and help with daily library tasks. 

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The deadline to apply is Saturday, May 20 at 5 p.m. Please read the applications guidelines carefully before you apply. 


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 Volunteer Application

Teen Book Review Form

Book review sample AND Bookmark Template/Example

For more information about this program contact: Melissa Brinn, Teen Librarian: 856-903-1208 or Meredith Meyer, Volunteer Coordinator: 856-903-1234


Teen Activity Board (TAB)
TAB is a small group of teens who assist the Library’s Teen Department. They help at teen programs, create displays and book lists for the Teen Area, suggest titles for addition to the Library's teen collection, and plan/run events for teens, tweens, and children.

TAB's accomplishments include:

  • Running numerous programs for children and teens, including a Pajama Story Time 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

TAB members are selected through an application and interview process. The application process for the TAB 2016-2017 group is closed. Look for an application in August 2017!


CHPL Teen Ambassadors
This new group was formed to involve teens (7th -12th grade) in the Library. Their mission is to support and positively impact the Cherry Hill Public Library through fundraising, mentoring, and advocating for CHPL.

CHPL Teen Ambassadors meet monthly in addition to assisting with various events throughout the year.

Some of the Ambassador projects are:

  • Help plan and execute fundraising events for the Library.
  • Volunteer at a number of different library events.
  • Be an advocate for the Library in your schools and communities (social media).
  • Read with children in the Book Buddies program.
  • Assist with craft preparation for children's events.
  • Prepare & Take crafts - and more!

Teen Ambassadors are selected through an application and interview process. The application process for 2016-2017 group is closed. Look for an application in August 2017!
For more information contact: Meredith Meyer, Volunteer Coordinator at CHPL at mmeyer@chplnj.org or 856-903-1234.