As part of our Summer Reading program, students entering grades 6 –12 have the opportunity to be VolunTeens. VolunTeens spend two hours each week at the library earning community service hours. Each VolunTeen must be entering grades 6 – 12 and can sign up for one time slot. Our program is six weeks long (June 24 – August 2) and you must be available for at least four of the six weeks. Instead of a time slot, you may choose to be a substitute and fill in as needed. When you sign up please let us know any days you will need to be absent this summer. We appreciate all the good work done by VolunTeens each summer! The Summer Reading program could not happen without you. VoluntTeen Orientation and Sign Up will be Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 PM. This will be the first opportunity for sign up. Spots are limited and will be given on a first come, first serve basis.
Sign Up & Orientation:
- Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 PM in the Library’s Community Room
- Summer Reading will run June 22 – August 3, 2013
To Be A VolunTeen:
- Participant must be entering grades 6 – 12
- Participant needs to be available to work at least four of the six weeks of Summer Reading. Summer Reading 2013 runs June 22 – August 3, 2013.
- It is the responsibility of the participant to let the staff know as soon as possible if they cannot make it to their shift due to illness, vacation, etc.
- All VolunTeens need to arrive on time, polite and willing to help for their shifts.
- All participants must remember that they are representing the library when volunteering and must adhere to all the Town of Ballston Community Library’s policies and procedures.
- Participants do not need any previous work or volunteer experience, and we are happy to fill out Honor Society forms and letters of recommendation.
What VolunTeens Do:
- VolunTeens set up, assist during and clean up Summer Reading programs.
- VolunTeens staff the prize desk, talk to kids about what they’ve been reading, hand out prizes and starting this summer, will use our online summer reading program to track the number of prizes distributed.
- VolunTeens plan and lead the Morning Crafts program.
- VolunTeens work hard to keep the library neat during the summer, including straightening shelves, wiping down desks and tables, and organizing toys and puzzles.
- VolunTeens are often asked to help with preparing craft projects, creating book displays and changing the sign in front of the library.
- Each time slot comes with slightly different duties depending on the programs going on during that time. If you have a preference to volunteer during a children’s program, during a busy time on the prize desk or even at a time where your interactions with children will be minimal, please let the staff know during sign up, we can help you find a time slot that is best suited to your skills.
- Children’s Room 399-8174 ext. 3
- Email Deborah Roberts-Delamater at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Town of Ballston Community Library Board of Trustees approved the 2013-2016 Library Long Range Plan:
2013-2016 Library Long Range Plan
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Focus Groups and survey! We couldn’t have done it without you!
Here are our Spring programs!
Spring 2013 Program Schedule
Many thanks to the Employees of the Ballston Spa National Bank for selecting the Town of Ballston Community Library for a donation.
The Town of Ballston Community Library is seeking an energetic, flexible and punctual person to fill an hourly youth services clerk position 9 hours per week including at least one evening a week and one Saturday a month with the opportunity for more hours filling in for regular staff. Salary is $8.75 per hour and the position starts in late-September 2012. Duties include routine circulation using an automated circulation system, general reader’s advisory and program preparation. The work requires computer proficiency and working directly with children and teens.
Please pick up an application at the circulation desk. Please send applications to Rebecca Verhayden Darling, Youth Services Librarian, 2 Lawmar Lane, Burnt Hills, NY 12027 or email@example.com. Deadline for applications is September 17.
Join Mary Sanders Shartle in the library community room for this 8 week session on memoir writing to be held on April 5, 12, 19, & 26 and May 3, 10, 17, & 24.
Register by calling 399-8174 ext. 2.
Please plan on attending ALL eight sessions. Bring paper or a journal and a pencil or pen.
This is a free program made possible by a donation from Fred Baum in memory of Helen Baum.
Library Mini Golf
The Friends of the Library is hosting a Library Mini Golf event on February 24 & 25. Friday we will play from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM and on Saturday we’ll play from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. This will be a chance for families and friends to come out and play together! Our event will include 18 holes of golf, a bake sale and a mini book sale!
We are looking for sponsors to help bring this event to the Community Library. Families or businesses interested in supporting the library can make a $100 tax deductible donation and sponsor a hole or tee! All sponsors will have their logos displayed at the library and all logos will be on the golf score cards. Sponsors will have the opportunity to decorate their hole for the event. Our sponsorship form is available online.
For more information please email Rebecca Darling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Friends of the Library are a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the Library’s mission and its programs and services. Membership is open to all individuals, families and organizations, whether regular or occasional users of the library. The Friends have been in existence for over 50 years!
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