Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): Volunteering

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Let’s keep reading and learning this summer! Your READ, LISTEN, EXPLORE activities are below. After you have completed two or more activities for the week, click the link below to submit your entry for our Library Academy prizes.

If you are thinking about going to college, you'll need to start volunteering. The selection process for most colleges and universities has become so competitive, that despite your class rank or grade point average, you'll still need some extra 'oompf' that'll set you apart from all the other applicants. Volunteering gives you a chance to find out what you're passionate about; not only will you gain work experience, you just might make a positive impact in someone's life and your community! It's definitely a WIN-WIN Situation! Join us this week as we talk more about VOLUNTEERING!

#READ: Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community by Lady Gaga

Channel Kindness book coverOne small act of kindness can change the world. Within these pages you will meet young change makers who found their inner strength, who prevailed in the face of bullies, who started their own social movements, who decided to break through the mental health stigma and share how they felt, who created safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth, and who have embraced kindness with every fiber of their being by helping others without the expectation of anything in return


#LISTEN: Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer

Instant KarmaChronic overachiever Prudence Daniels dreams of karmic justice are fulfilled when, after a night out with her friends, she wakes up with the sudden ability to cast instant karma on those around her.
When Pru resigns herself to working at the rescue center for extra credit, she begins to uncover truths about baby otters, environmental upheaval, and romantic crossed signals—not necessarily in that order. Her newfound karmic insights reveal how thin the line is between virtue and vanity, generosity and greed . . . love and hate... and fate.


#EXPLORE: KANOPY: A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace Corps

A Towering Task

"In 1961, President John F. Kennedy gave young Americans the opportunity to serve their country in a new way by forming the Peace Corps. Since then, more than 200,000 of them have traveled to more than 140 countries to carry out the organization's mission of international cooperation. Nearly 60 years later, Americans - young and old alike - still want to serve their country and understand their place in the world; current volunteers work at the forefront of some of the most pressing issues facing the global community."

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#JOIN: Teen Advisory Board (TAB) - Online

Let's explore this new frontier of Teen Advisory Board! This month, we will have our virtual meeting using Zoom. Come talk with other teens across the county about the library, our program themes, and provide input for future programs you would like to see. Today’s featured book is Dear Universe by Florence Gonsalves, and we’ll be discussing the importance of volunteering.
Supplies needed:

  • Pen/pencil
  • Paper

Saturday, June 12, 2021 – 1:00 pm


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