Teens Reach: Community Service

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About Teens Reach

Teens Reach is the youth council for the San José Public Library, providing a key way for young adults to build their leadership skills by developing and participating in library activities, as well as becoming library advisors and advocates.

What do we do?

Past Teens Reach activities include: children's craft programs, volunteering at our Summer Learning registration table, and representing San José Public Library at community events. Members are recruited from all neighborhoods throughout San José and participate through Teens Reach chapters at local branch libraries.

Want to Join?

To join Teens Reach you must be 13-18 years of age, have a strong interest in the library, enjoy working with people of all ages and cultures, and be willing to learn new skills. Membership requires regular attendance at meetings, participation in and support of library activities and events, and a sense of fun and adventure. As a bonus, Teens Reach members can earn community service hours through participation in meetings and activities.

To join, follow the “Sign Me Up” link under the chapter you’re interested in. A Teens Reach coordinator will contact you as soon as possible.

Teens Reach Chapters at Our Libraries

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Almaden Branch Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3040
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Alum Rock Branch Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3090
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Alviso Branch Library
Contact: 1-408-263-3626
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Bascom Branch Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3077
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Berryessa Branch Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3050
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Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library
Bilingual Spanish/English
Contact: 1-408-294-1237
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Calabazas Branch Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3066
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Cambrian Branch Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3080
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East San José Carnegie Branch Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3075
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Edenvale Branch Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3036
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Educational Park Branch Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3073
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Evergreen Branch Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3060
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More Teen Volunteer Opportunities

We have many more ways for you to volunteer at San Jose Public Library! Have questions? Contact Volunteer Services at 1-408-808-2181 or volunteer.sjpl@sjlibrary.org

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