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The Southbury Library offers several opportunities for teens to volunteer. Join one of our library service groups.  Many thanks for your interest in volunteering at the Southbury Public Library!


Individual Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers must be 12 or older.  Children 16 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the entire time that they are volunteering at the library.  You may be asked to perform a variety of duties as a volunteer.

Tasks may include:  shelving books, cutting out crafts, straightening toy area, shelf reading, clerical duties (alphabetizing papers, etc.), searching for books in the computer, straightening the program room, washing counter tops and tables, watering plants, making posters in Publisher, assisting with bulletin boards, and much more.

As a library volunteer, we ask you to take this obligation seriously.  When you decide to become a volunteer, it is expected that you will inform us in advance if circumstances prohibit you from coming to the library at your assigned time.  Also, please do not make the commitment to the library unless you can invest at least three months of concurrent weeks of volunteer service.

Those seriously interested in volunteering should stop by the Teen Department and fill out an application and set up a meeting.

For more information please call 203-262-0626 ext. 110.

T.A.B. – Teen Advisory Board

WANTED: Creative and energetic teens to discuss ideas for library materials, programs and special events. If you are in grades 5-12 and would like to make a difference join the Teen Advisory Board.  We meet on the last Tuesday of each month @ 6 pm.

Duties may include:  Decorating the Teen Department, creating displays, signs and flyers, recommending music, movies and books, preparing for programs, and much more.


Junior Friends of the Southbury Public Library

The Junior Friends of the Southbury Public Library are volunteers from the 4th to 12th grade. They meet on the first Thursday of each month at 6:00pm.

At every other meeting the Junior Friends assist in the Children’s and Teen Departments. Duties include book shelving, holiday decorating and craft activities.

On alternate months, the Junior Friends enjoy movie or game nights and holiday celebrations. In June they have an annual mini-golf tournament.

The Junior Friends also provide service to the community through bake sales, read-a-thons, and book sales. They have contributed to the American Red Cross, women’s shelters, the Southbury Food and Fuel Banks, Ronald McDonald House, St. Vincent de Paul shelter, Animals for Life and wounded veterans.

Joan Stokes, Children’s Librarian/Assistant Head Librarian and Heather Szaley Aronson, Teen Librarian/Reference Librarian are the adult advisors.


Stop by the Teen Department or call 203-262-0626 ext. 110 for additional information.