Teen Volunteer Program
Students in the seventh to twelfth
grades are invited to apply to volunteer at the library.
Teen volunteers work directly with patrons and staff
during regular weekly shifts, and assist with shelving,
organizing, Circulation Desk tasks, and special
projects. The program offers students a fun way to
complete community service hours and the opportunity to
be awarded a scholarship in their senior year. If
interested, please complete a
volunteer application or contact Volunteer
Coordinator Danielle Wilson at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 263-2885.
Teen Read Week Art Contest Winners
celebration of Teen Read Week, the Lake Travis Community
Library held an art contest for students in grades
6-12. Lake Travis Middle School Sixth Grader Tess Van
Daele placed first prize for her oil pastel piece
entitled Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
“The winner had great
composition and use of color and originality,” said
judge Ann Neighbors.
Samuel Garvens was
awarded second place for Katniss, inspired by
Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy. And, Jennifer
Good’s mixed-media piece Voyage to the Paper Town,
inspired by John Green’s young adult novel won, third
place. The three winners were given cash prizes from
the Friends of the Lake Travis Community Library. The
judges also named artists Grant Carter and Ellen Van
Daele as honorable mentions.
Each year the Friends of the Lake Travis Community Library award
scholarships to one or more graduating teen volunteers planning to
continue his or her education. Applicants must have volunteered for a minimum of two semesters
(summer counts as one semester) with at least 50 community service
hours at the Lake Travis Community Library. In
2015, the number of required service hours will increase to 100.
In 2012, teen volunteers Autumn Good and Prem Menon were
awarded $2,000 scholarships
from the Friends of the Library. Autumn started
volunteering when she was in seventh grade; she
estimates she’s put in almost 700 hours at the library. Prem started in his freshman year and has worked about
300 volunteer hours. Congratulations to all of our
graduating teen volunteers!
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