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The Teen Department at Johnson Public Library is happy to serve students in Grades 7-12 (though people of all ages are welcome to check out our collection!).  We have a weekly Teen Tuesday program during the school year and an exciting series of Summer Reading events each year!  Check our event calendar for all the details.  All of our programs are completely FREE!

Please direct any questions, comments or book recommendation requests to Keri, our teen librarian at keri.adams@hackensack.bccls.org or ask for her at the Reference Desk.  Keri loves to help teens find books they will enjoy reading.

When School's Over, Volunteer at the Library

Attention Students Entering Grades 9-12 in Fall 2019!

We are looking for students who are ready to help! We are happy to award volunteers hour for school/college applications/resumes/other service needs, but we need students who want to be here without being required to be by either their parents or school obligations. We are looking for enthusiasm, reliability and dedication!

At each event you will be responsible for some/all of these tasks:

  • Set Up for the Event
  • Signing in students
  • Running a Specific Activity or Station
  • Playing a role in our murder mystery party
  • Assisting students with their activities
  • Taking photos/video of the event
  • Clean Up after the Event

Most events will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from July 8-August 16. (You do not need to be available for every event.)

We are also looking for volunteers to help with a library inventory project. You will work with a partner to scan the barcodes of library books on the shelf. Inventory sessions will be in the late morning during the week. There may be opportunities to continue this work during the school year if you need additional hours.

You will sign up for specific shifts at our *mandatory* training session on:
Wednesday, June 12 from 7 PM – 8 PM
You must attend this training in its entirety in order to be a Summer Reading Event Volunteer.

Applications are due Saturday, June 1 by email to keri.adams@hackensack.bccls.org or in print at the Johnson Public Library reference desk. No applications will be accepted after that date.  You can also pick up copies of the application in our Teen Section, or at the HHS or HMS Media Centers.


 Special Events
Teen Tuesday
Every Tuesday after school, beginning September 11
3:15-4:30 PM (1-3 on days when Hackensack Middle School has a half day)
Grades 7-12
Every week there is a different activity to participate in. You do not need to sign up in advance. Check the sidebar for specific event information.

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