If you don't know me, my name is Joanne Percy and I'm a Librarian at the Liberty Lake Library. As a librarian, I create fun & educational programming, host events, and provide volunteer opportunities. Thank you for your interest in this volunteer program!
This program is open to anyone between grades 6-12.
With everything that is going on in the world right now, I wanted to provide a volunteer opportunity for those who need it, but even if you don't "need" the hours, hopefully this will provide some stress relief & fun.
Most of our volunteer opportunities are virtual or off-site, although in-person opportunities may become available in the future.
You will receive an email with more details about volunteer projects. Here's the basic info -
- Project supplies, such as the construction paper, brown paper bags, and Color a Smile templates will be made available for you via curbside pickup at the Library.
- You will need to supply the coloring supplies. If you do not have access to crayons, colored pencils, markers, etc. please let me know and I will provide those items for you!
- Return finished projects (watercolor cards, cards for hospitalized children, kindness rocks etc.) to the Library via a plastic container that will be labeled TEEN VOLUNTEER PROGRAM. That plastic container will be near the curbside pickup table during our curbside pickup hours. Please put your finished projects in some sort of bag or covering with your name on it so that you can be given credit for it. (If you do not have access to bags please let me know!)
For our current hours of when we are available for curbside pick-up & drop-off, call 509-232-2510.
The community service hours for each project are listed in the description (Note: extra time spent on Instagram content etc. will mean additional hours). You can combine projects to earn additional time.
Drop off the cards at the library or you can mail them yourself - just be sure to let us know you took part in the form below.
1 service hour for 2 cards.
Color a Smile Provide colorful, cheerful drawings for senior citizens, troops overseas, and anyone in need of a smile. https://colorasmile.org/
This can all be done via the link provided and they provide evidence of hours earned.
1 service hour for 2 coloring sheets.
Positivity Cards Make watercolor cards with encouraging messages for others. Instructions on making cards: 1) Cut watercolor paper into small cards. 2) Use a brush and watercolor paint to paint a colorful background on your card. 3) Once dry, use a permanent marker (such as a Sharpie) to write a positive message. 4) Completed cards can be dropped off at the library during holds pick-up hours, in the plastic bin, or in the library's book drop -- make sure they are in a bag and include your name, email address, and phone number.
Cards will be given to library patrons at a later date.
Can be done multiple times; 1 service hour for 2 completed cards.
Kindness Rocks Paint a rock for the library’s garden, which is located in front of the library. Similar to positivity cards, these rocks have fun messages (can be about reading/books or general kindness messages) or drawings (rainbows, emojis, books, etc.).
Instructions on making rocks: 1) Clean your rock 2) Use acrylic paint to paint a base coat of any color. 3) Once dry, use acrylic paint to create your message or drawing. 4) Allow to dry but do not seal, as the library will seal them for you. 5) Completed rocks can be dropped off at the library during holds pick-up hours, or in the plastic bin -- make sure they are in a bag and include your name, email address, and phone number.
Can be done multiple times; 1 service hour for 1 completed rock.
Instagram Posts Such as literary/movie/game-related memes, booklists, infographics etc. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your Instagram content. (1 service hour.)
Reviews Book recommendations/reviews. Choose a young adult, adult, or other book you’ve read in the last year and write a short (2-4 paragraph) book review to submit to the Library that we can use in our newsletters and social media.. (1 service hour.)
App or Game recommendations/reviews. Review an app to aid in reading, tracking books you’ve read, or that supports learning/studying. Then write a 2-4 paragraph review with links and graphics to submit to the Library that we can use in our newsletters and social media. (1 service hour)
Create a Fandom Trivia Quiz based around a theme of something you love with at least 20 trivia questions and answer key. It can be books in general, a specific book or series you enjoy, or even a TV show or movie. Be creative … but don’t be too limiting with your audience! (1 service hour)
Create a book-themed playlist! Choose a book you love and create a playlist using songs that make you think of that book. Check out this playlist that inspired Angie Thomas’ book On the Come Up. (1 service hour)
Co-Host Co-Host a game or trivia event. (Service hours depends on time spent.)
Brainstorm Brainstorm Family, School-age & Teen Take & Make Kits and program ideas. (Service hours depends on time spent.)