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Looking for a fun way to give back to the community during your summer break? Join a Summer Volunteer Squad!

Applications are open from April 1-30. Slots are limited this year, and applicants will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Learn more about our 2021 Squads! APPLICATIONS HAVE CLOSED FOR 2021

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Teen Advisory Board

TAB will be meeting virtually through the fall semester! High school students can fill out a TAB application below to join us online.


Try something new and join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB), the library's high school volunteer group.

Join us monthly as we meet over pizza to complete service projects, create programs for teens, assist with decision-making for the Hub space and more! New members, please fill out an application online.

Questions? Contact Alice Son at ason@ahml.info or 847-506-2668 for more information.

TAB Application

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Homework Helpers & Book Buddies

Homework Helpers & Book Buddies will return in September 2021.

As a Homework Helper & Book Buddy, you will meet with students who are looking for assistance on homework or building academic, literacy or language skills. They may need assistance with specific homework, or look to read a book with you to help build reading, language, and literacy skills. Students may be coming to the library or looking to read a book together over a virtual Zoom session, which volunteers will join from the library. Fill out an application to become a Homework Helper & Book Buddy.

Applications have ended for the Fall 2021 semester.

Students seeking help with homework may check the Teen Programs calendar for upcoming Homework Helpers & Book Buddies dates.


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Volunteer in Place

Introducing, the Volunteer in Place program! VIP is an online volunteer program for teens in grades 7-12 to give back to the community and earn volunteer hours right from your home.

Here's how it works:

  1. Create an account on Beanstack and register for Volunteer in Place.
  2. Explore each activity badge and read instructions on how to complete a variety of service projects. 
  3. Earn activity badges, give back to the community, and receive service hours.

Got a question? Email us at teens@ahml.info for more info.