The Caledonia Public Library Summer Reading Program engages youth ages 0-18 in reading and learning activities during the months when kids and students aren’t in school. We do this by encouraging young patrons to set reading goals for themselves, which they have the entire summer to complete, and increasing the amount of programming available to this age group to attract them to the library.
We are seeking one intern for the summer of 2019. The intern will be “unpaid” and will receive a $250 stipend at the end of their twelve-week term of service. The intern will be provided with training and materials to use during their term. In the case of early termination of the internship, the stipend will be prorated (the intern will receive only a portion of the stipend).
Applications are available to all teens, 14-18 years old in the Caledonia Area community. Once completed applications are received at the library, applicants will be notified about potential interviews for the 12-week position. Interviews will be held in early April, and training will begin shortly before school is out for the summer. Interns will be selected based on intention, work ethic, willingness to see projects through from beginning to end, leadership potential and enthusiasm for working with youth in a library setting. Interns will learn all of the parts to creating a successful library program–from thinking up new programs, to creating a budget, to promoting the program, to facilitating the program.
The intern will meet with library staff before school ends in order to begin to brainstorm programs that they think may be successful at the library this summer. The intern will hopefully create at least one low-cost program for teens, school-aged youth or preschoolers that they will see through from beginning to end and help with other programs during the summer. There are so many possibilities for programs!
- Assist in various aspects of the youth summer programming (planning, advertising, implementation of programs) as assigned
- Help prepare supplies and materials for kids’ programs
- Assist in cleanup/setup and teardown of activities
- Provide support and guidance to children and assist with group management
- Design and lead drop-in workshops, lessons, and/or projects
- Assist with everyday library tasks such as checking in/out materials, shelving, assisting patrons, etc.
- Other duties as required
- Experience working with children/youth
- Interest in education/leadership/working with youth/creating and teaching innovative programs for youth based on your interests
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Ability to receive/follow instructions
- Willingness to learn and participate in everyday library work (shelving books, keeping areas tidy, checking in books)
- Must be self-motivated and able to stay on task without direct supervision
- Must be available to work approximately 4-6 hours per week (or as scheduled) during the 12-week program
- Must be 14-18 years old, have a mode of transportation to/from the library, must be reliable, on time, and must have the ability to keep supervisor notified about vacations, time off, etc. (We can schedule around your activities!)
Sound fun? Fill out the application!