Looking for a unique summer volunteer experience? Oak Park Public Library is once again offering a volunteer program for teens that will build your skills, engage your talents, and allow you to give back to the community. Teens entering 7th through 12th grades can apply to join teams like Art Attack and Booktalkers. Seven collaborative teams will be working on a variety of projects, from mural making, graphic designing, and book reviewing, to yarn bombing and recreating historical photographs of the community. Drop-in volunteer opportunities are also available. Apply by May 18 to take advantage of these opportunities. Applications are now available at http://opplteen.org or at any Oak Park Public Library location.
Kids going into 5th and 6th grades can also volunteer at Oak Park Public Library this summer. Help with special programs for younger children, write book reviews, decorate the library, and promote the summer reading program. Junior Volunteers will meet for six weeks, from June 11 through July 19, at the Main Library, 834 Lake Street. Choose either Mondays, 3:30pm-5:30 pm or Thursdays, 10am-12pm. Junior Volunteer applications are now available at the Main Library Children's Services Desk or at http://oppl.org.