Teens

You Never Outgrow the Library

Whether you need space for deadlines or daydreams, we have room for you.  Want a little organized fun or reading suggestions?  You’ve found the experts.

At the Library, teens can find a place to study, homework help, volunteer jobs, special programming – and  a huge collection of excellent young adult books.

Recent Teens News

We are recruiting volunteers who have a passion for helping K-12 students learn and succeed in school to help us launch a new Homework Help service in Fall 2015. The 2015-2016 Homework Help service will launch at three locations in September--Central Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, and Windsor--and will operate between the months of September through May. Expansion to more libraries will depend on availability of staff and volunteers.

Volunteers will assist children and teens with various homework assignments and developing literacy and mathematics skills throughout the school year. Volunteers must be comfortable assisting students of all ages individually and in small groups on a drop-in basis. Training is provided. A criminal background check (paid for by the Library) is required for volunteers 18 and up.

Volunteer Application and Orientation Process

Prospective volunteers should submit their application forms to the Branch Manager at the Library offering Homework Help. Applications will be reviewed and interviews will take place in July and early August (and during the school year), to ensure a good fit between volunteers and the needs of this program. New Homework Helpers must attend a volunteer orientation and training session.

For more information, please read the Homework Helper Volunteer Profile, download a Volunteer Application Form, or contact Kathy DeWeese at kdeweese@sonoma.lib.ca.us or 707-545-0831 x1513.

Thank you for your interest in helping our young people succeed.
We look forward to meeting you!