Teen Programs

Teen Read Week Art Contest

Students in grades 6 through 12 are invited to participate in our annual Teen Read Week Art Contest! To participate students are asked to create an original piece of art inspired by their personal reading experiences. Teen Read Week Art Contest entries are due by Friday, October 14th. First place winners will receive $150, 2nd place $100, and 3rd place $50. For additional information and to apply, please see the entry form.

Teen Read Week is a national literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association. It is celebrated by thousands of libraries and bookstores across the country every year. The Lake Travis Community Library celebrates Teen Read Week with our annual art contest. For inspiration, participants are encouraged to visit the library or take advantage of our digital resources including eBooks and downloadable audiobooks on the Libby app.

Volunteer

Students age 13 and older commit to weekly two or three hour shifts. Teens work directly with patrons and staff by shelving, organizing, assisting with duties at the circulation desk, and working on special projects. Volunteers should have a mature attitude and be responsible, dependable, and able to work independently. The volunteer program offers students a fun way to complete community service hours and the opportunity to be awarded a scholarship their senior year. If you have any questions, please visit the library or contact Teen Volunteer Coordinator Beth Yoder at [email protected] or (512) 263-2885.

There are 3 volunteer sessions each year.

Fall Session – August 15, 2022 to December 31, 2022.  Applications for the fall session are now closed.

Spring Session – January 2, 2023 through May 27, 2023. Applications will be available online November 1st through November 30th, 2022.

Summer Session – May 28, 2023 through August 12, 2023. Applications will be available online April 1st through 30th, 2023.

 

Teen Volunteer Job Description | Teen Volunteer Guidelines

Service Scholarship

Every year the Friends of the Library offers scholarships to graduating senior teen volunteers. Service scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors who have volunteered a minimum of 75 hours at the library and who are planning to continue their education. Scholarship applications become available the beginning of January and are due April 1st. If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact Beth Yoder, Teen Volunteer Coordinator, at [email protected].

 

2022 Teen Scholarship Winners

Lane Dent, Disha Sharma and Teen Volunteer Coordinator Beth Yoder, Charles Murphy, and Lacie Horton.

Four high school seniors from the Lake Travis area will attend college in the fall with the help of scholarships from the Friends of the Lake Travis Community Library.

“We had a great group of teens this year with incredibly varied interests,” Teen Volunteer Coordinator Beth Yoder said. “We know these students will make a big impact, in their areas of study and on the world.”

The scholarship winners attended two area high schools and have each volunteered at least 75 hours at the library. From Lake Travis High School, Lane Dent will attend Texas State University and major in English with a concentration on creative writing. Her hope is to become an author. Charles Murphy will attend Texas A&M and plans to double major in computer science and Japanese. Disha Sharma will attend UT to study business and law. She hopes to become a lawyer. Lacie Horton, from Vandegrift High School, will attend Texas A&M to pursue environmental engineering.

Since 2007, the Friends of the Lake Travis Community Library have awarded more than $90,000 in scholarships to teen volunteers. Congratulations and best wishes to these exceptional graduates!

    Upcoming Events

Oct
06
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

AGE of Central Texas Caregiver Coffee

In-Person
Oct
07
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Live Music with Harpist Sarah Oliver and Oboist Jaleen Seshadri

In-Person
Oct
08
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Voter Registration and Information Table

In-Person
Oct
08
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Georgia Hagan Art Reception

In-Person