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Welcome to the Teen Services Page

We offer a range of services and programs throughout the year for teens ages 12-18.
We connect youth with free resources such as library materials, creative
programs, websites and databases, and volunteer opportunities. Through the power
of information, imagination and ideas, the Zula B. Wylie Public Library strives to
inspire the teens of our community.

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Teen Volunteer Opportunities

The library is not accepting applications for the Teen Volunteer Program at this time.  We will begin accepting applications under our new Program guidelines beginning September 1, 2017.

Volunteering at the library is a great way to serve your community and gain work experience.
Teen volunteers can help the library and count their hours for school, scouting, or other
community service projects. Teen volunteers assist the library with shelving, programming,
and community events and are a valuable asset in making sure the library runs smoothly.

You must be at least 13 years of age to begin volunteer service.
You must be a resident of Cedar Hill or attend school in Cedar Hill.
Library cannot fulfill Court Ordered Community Service Hours.

Completing the following application does not guarantee placement in our Teen Volunteer Community Service Program.  Applications will be considered by staff and a phone interview will determine acceptance into the program.  For more information please call, 972-291-7323 ext 1300 and ask for a Teen Volunteer Coordinator.

What will I be doing as a volunteer?
  • Shelving and straightening books
  • Helping customers with basic questions and direction
  • Keeping the library clean
  • Helping with events: setting up and cleaning the meeting room before
    and after an event, counting attendees, crowd control, etc.
What will I get out of being a volunteer?
  • ​An opportunity to learn and practice a variety of job-related skills.
  • Satisfaction for promoting reading in your community
  • Volunteer experience for high school hours, college/scholarship applications, etc.

What do I wear?
You are representing the library. Please follow these guidelines:
  • You MUST wear either a collared/button up shirt or a volunteer/school spirit t-shirt.
  • You MUST wear a school I.D.
    You may wear this with jeans. No short shorts, skirts, lounge pants, hats, hoodies on heads, etc.
  • Please keep good hygiene and look clean.
  • When you arrive to volunteer, grab a nametag inside of the volunteer binder, wear it
    while you are volunteering and then return it when you sign out to leave.
A few other things to remember:
  • You cannot show up without calling or emailing us first. You MUST be on the schedule first.
    This helps us stay organized and helps us plan volunteer tasks.
  • There is a limit of volunteering 2 hours per day, twice a week for volunteers.
  • Headphones are not allowed during your volunteer service.  You will be asked to remove them.
  • We ask that you do not bring valuable belongings with you. If it is absolutely necessary
    that you have your personal items, please keep them with you at all times.