Tell us about the books you're reading!

Tips for writing a book review:

Keep it between 5-10 sentences.
What's the book about?
Describe what you liked or disliked about it.
Try not to give away the ending!
Who would you recommend this to?
Please include your name, your age and the title and author of the book you reviewed.

Visit our Teen Book Review Form, review that awesome book you just read, and the review could be posted to front of the Teens Page!

Volunteer Opportunities

What is Teen Council?

Teen Council is an opportunity for teens to gain leadership skills, community service hours, and work experience in a fun environment. Teens are given the opportunity to provide feedback for Youth Services and shape future programs to their interests.

Teen Council meets every 3rd Thursday of each month. Meetings are not mandatory, but teen volunteers are encouraged to attend as the meetings count towards volunteer hours.

What do teen volunteers do?

  • Assist with library programs
  • Create and plan youth programs
  • Decorate and maintain teen area
  • Maintain children’s area
  • Create display decorations, etc.
  • Perform other library tasks such as straightening shelves and shelf-reading
  • Community service projects

Participation Guidelines:

  • Teens must be 11 or older to volunteer
  • Teens are expected to complete 20 hours of volunteer work during the school year with the option of expanded hours during the summer for the Summer Reading Program.
  • Volunteers may be scheduled for 1-2 hours per shift.
  • If you are unable to make a volunteer shift, please call (540) 382-6965 to let the library staff know. Teens that miss 3 shifts without notification will be taken off the schedule

How do I join?

Complete and return the application to the front desk. Filling out an application does not guarantee acceptance to volunteer.


School Year Volunteering Application