Teen Advisory Board
We need you! The Hackettstown Public Library is looking for eighth grade and high school students to join the volunteer Teen Advisory Board.
Consider joining if you enjoy reading and want to:
- Earn Community Service Hours
- Add to your resume
- Have an impressive entry on your college applications
- Make your public library more “teen friendly”
- Choose what books, DVDs and music the library will purchase
- Voice your opinions
- Discuss the latest in teen books, magazines, movies and music
What is involved? Board members attend periodic board meetings at the public library; 4 – 8 meetings in a calendar year. Members will provide feedback to library staff on purchases and programs for teens and tweens.
Teens: Read Down Your Fines!
Ages 3 to 18
Do you have fines from overdue books?! No problem! Read here in the library, earn “Book Bucks” and then apply them to your library fines. It’s easy! Just sign in with any librarian, so your reading can be timed. For every 15 minutes you read, you will receive one dollar in “Book Bucks”. You can read magazines, books, newpapers or textbooks, just as long as you sign in first. You can even read to a sibling! Remember that Book Bucks can only be used for overdue charges, and not to pay for a lost book or DVD.