Teen-Volunteer-Fair

Calling all teens! Do you have a lot of free time and are looking for something to do? Or do you need service hours for school? Or maybe you just want to do something for the good of the community?

For whatever reason you may have, you’re invited to our Teen Volunteer Fair on Sunday, June 7! From 2 to 4 pm, stop by the Large Meeting Room to meet with all kinds of different volunteer organizations from the local area. Just a few of the many organizations that will be there are the Niles Fire Department Explorer Post, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, and Brookfield Zoo. This is the perfect opportunity to check out the various volunteer opportunities around you and find out more information about individual places.

To register for the event, click here. To find out what other cool events we’ve got going on for teens this summer, visit our online calendar at www.nileslibrary.org/calendar. Have a great summer!

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Summer-Reading-Club

Now that summer is coming up, school will be out for the next few months and you’ll have plenty of free time to chill. If you find yourself moping around the house with nothing to do, the Niles Library has just the thing to cure summertime boredom: Become a Summer Reading Club volunteer!

Any students entering grades 7 through 12 for Fall 2015 are encouraged to become a volunteer. Why spend a few hours each week helping out at the Library this summer? You get to have fun while helping little kids, and you can also earn service hours while gaining great experience.

In order to become a volunteer, you will have to attend our Summer Reading Club Volunteer Orientation. There are three different orientations available, of which you only have to attend one. Join us on Saturday, May 30 at 10:30 am, Wednesday, June 3 at 7 pm, OR Thursday, July 2 and 7 pm to learn about this year’s Summer Reading Club theme and general guidelines of volunteering. To register for the orientation, click here.

Make this summer fun and worthwhile with the Niles Public Library!

 

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Help mentor young children through our summer reading game. Great public service experience and fun! If you complete at least 10 hours of service you will be invited to our summer reading volunteer pizza party on August 5th.

All Summer Reading Volunteers need to attend a mandatory orientation session.  The final orientation date is scheduled for June 16 .

Another volunteer opportunity is “Book Buddies” (reading one-on-one with a child).  Ask about it at the youth services desk or call: 847-663-6622

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bookDo you…

Like to Read?
Like Children?
Have Some Free Time This Summer?

You Can Be A Book Buddy!

Read to children and listen to them read aloud.  Come to the library just once a week for an hour.   Book buddies need to be entering Grade 8 or higher.  Earn Community Service hours!

Call Clara at (847) 663-6628 for more information.  The Niles Public Library District provides all materials and training.

Book Buddies are awesome!

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President Obama is asking young people to help our communties this summer through volunteer service!  Here’s what one Niles teen, Katherine Piekarczyk, has to say about volunteering:

     Although some of us find community service a hassle, or just another unwanted commitment, I think community service is the best way to make yourself and your community better. It’s exactly what people usually associate it with making a difference. By volunteering at the library not only did I help myself, but I also helped my library, and my community. By helping out the library with their projects, I learned how to do new things such as making a website, and I even learned how to be a better leader.

     Community service is definitely something better to do than just moseying around, and letting time go wasted. During my hours of community service, I got to work with new people, and find out new information on new projects I was working on.

     Overall, I became more informed, and I was helping others get informed at the same time. For example, at the library when I worked as a volunteer, the librarian I worked with needed a new display, and we decided on a “What to Do on a Cold Winter Day?” display. By researching ideas, I, myself, found new things to do when I’m bored or stuck inside. Over the several weeks of my volunteering, I saw books disappearing, proving that people were actually interested in the topic I researched for them. So this just goes to prove that my community service was, in fact, beneficial, and helpful for me and my community.

     So next time you’re sitting at home bored and letting time get wasted, why not take a visit to the library, and ask if there’s a way you can help out, even if its only for an hour? Like our thirty-fifth president, John F. Kennedy, had once said, “One person can make a difference and every person should try.

Thanks, Kathy!

Visit our website to learn how you can volunteer at Niles Public LIbrary this summer.

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Monday, Jan. 19 is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday!  To honor King’s legacy, why not join in a national day of service?  Visit: http://www.mlkday.gov/ to learn more.

To serve local students, the Niles Public Library will also provide Open Gaming!

Monday, Jan 19, 2:30-5:00pm
Play Guitar Hero and other games on our big screens, and learn how you can get involved at the library!

We hope to see you there!

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Theater MasksWe need you (yes, you!) to help with our annual summer theatre project.  Writing, acting, designing and decorating, putting on makeup, running sound fx and lights – whatever your talents and interests, there is a role for you!  Beginning Monday, June 16, earn volunteer hours (and have fun!) at the library.

When? 1:00-3:00 pm Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays June 16 – July 18 (with a performance on July 19).
Where? Niles Public Library, in the large meeting room
What? Create an original play for children & families
Why? It’s fun & a good deed!

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