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How Can Teens Use the Library? 

Get involved!

  • The Teen Volunteer Program at the Carol Stream Public Library is an exciting and enriching opportunity for young adults enrolled in High School (9th - 12th Grade) to engage with their community, develop valuable skills, and foster a lifelong love for learning and reading. This program offers a unique chance for teens to contribute their time, energy, and creativity to various library initiatives while gaining hands-on experience in a supportive and educational environment.
    • As a teen volunteer, participants will have the opportunity to assist with a wide range of tasks and projects, including:

      1. Supporting library staff in organizing and maintaining the library's collection, such as shelving books, labeling materials, and assisting with inventory.
      2. Helping with the planning, promotion, and execution of library events and programs, such as book clubs, workshops, and special events for all ages.
      3. Assisting with the library's digital and social media presence by creating engaging content, managing social media accounts, and helping to maintain the library's website.
      4. Serving as a library ambassador by promoting library services and resources to peers and the community, as well as providing valuable feedback and suggestions for improvement.

      The Teen Volunteer Program not only allows participants to make a meaningful impact on their community but also helps them develop essential skills such as teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and leadership. Additionally, volunteering at the library can be a valuable addition to college applications and resumes, showcasing a commitment to community service and personal growth.

      To join the Teen Volunteer Program, interested individuals must complete an application form and attend a brief orientation session. The library welcomes teens from diverse backgrounds and with varying interests, ensuring a dynamic and inclusive volunteer experience for all.  

  • Grab a Volunteer Craft Kit!  

    • Get creative and give back to the community while earning community service credit hours! More information coming soon.


Community Resources:

  • WorkNet DuPage: get help finding a job and internship. 

  • 211 DuPage: health and social services for DuPage County.  

  • Illinois Legal Aid: resources and assistance for navigating the Juvenile Justice System. 

  • resources for getting help with dozens of tough topics.

  • For more resources available to District 87 students and local residents visit Glenbard D87 Resources