Opportunities for Teens

Opportunities for Teens

There are lots of ways that teens can be involved in the library.

Teen Council

*The Teen Council is not accepting applications at this time*

Teens work 12 hours per week from November - August, helping the library with important tasks and projects.

To apply, you have to:

  • be a D.C. resident
  • be 14 to 19 years old
  • be able to work 12 hours per week for DC Public Library through August 2017

Oh, and of course you have to impress us with your wonderful personality and intelligence!

Find out more about the Teen Council.

Teen Volunteer Opportunities

If you want to earn community service hours for school, become a Teen Library Helper at DC Public Library.

Teen Library Helpers work at either a neighborhood library or in a division of the Martin Luther King Library. Visit the volunteer page to get all the details and info on how to apply.

Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP)

DC Public Library will be a host site for Mayor Marion S. Barry's 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP). Every summer, youth work in the neighborhood libraries and at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Youth help library customers, shelve books, and learn new skills to put on their applications and resumes.

More information will be posted about the MBSYEP program in early 2017!


More Resources for Teens