Teens, Come Work With Us!

With the time closing in on our Teen Summer Reading Intern position, we thought it would be important to tell you a bit about what it's like to work in Youth Services at the library. This job is specifically for teens the ages of 14-18, and will span from May 29-August 6. If you come to work with us, you will be making $9/hour and working up to 10 hours per week during this time. You will take turns assisting with programs, making materials for story times, helping to clean up after an event, and any other tasks that will help out our department. 

I would like to let you all know why it is truly wonderful to work here at the Lawrence Public Library. Having been the kind of kid who was in my home-town library every day after school, it's no wonder why I would feel so welcomed by all of the great employees, and as well by the fantastic patrons that I get to see every day. I work in the Youth Services Department, specifically the Teen Zone, and have since the end of July 2017. (Almost a year!) During this time I have gotten to know the staff and really caught up with the amount of programs we have been able to come up with to keep you coming back for more!  One of the best things about the job is being able to get to know the patrons and plan events that cater to what's popular with the teens right now. 

I know several teens may think that I have the easiest job in the world, but the Youth Services team is always in motion! For any one of us that you see at the desk, handing out guest passes, or gaming equipment, there are easily three more in the back preparing for our next event. With summer sneaking up in the next few weeks, we will really be buckling down to get ready for this year's Summer Reading Program, our annual summer-long event for people of all ages. You can come to the library, attend programs that fit our  "Unplugged" theme, and leave with a few books as well. This summer the Youth Services department will be hosting lock-ins, scavenger hunts, and many other fun events to keep you excited about reading and learning. 

Behind every program is a team of librarians and library workers who plan, arrange, and lead it. This is a lot of work, so we are always looking for help from our team of VolunTeens to come keep the place looking tidy and the shelves nice and neat throughout the week. We are grateful that we can offer these same Teen Summer Reading Intern positions from previous years to give area teens an opportunity to work with us on bringing this summer to life!

If you're interested in coming to work with us this summer, please submit your application, available at the link above, resume, and cover letter via email to Erica Segraves at esegraves@lplks.org by April 27th. 

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