Better with Books Teen Book Club
Join teen library volunteer Danae Levine as she leads the Better with Books Teen Book Club! You can attend this club in person in the library or online on Zoom. Please email Danae at [email protected] or follow @BetterWBooksClub on Instagram for more information.
See Better with Books Dates and Selections
Date: Saturday, June 17th at 12pm
Book: Summer of ’99 by J.L. Hyde
Summer Reading Program
All ages are invited to read their way through June and July with the Lake Travis Community Library during our eight week Summer Reading Program. Visit the Summer Reading Program page for details on children’s library camps, special programs for all ages, and more!
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.
Summer Session – May 28 through August 12, 2023. Applications for the summer session are now closed.
Fall Session – August 7 to December 30, 2023. Applications for the fall session will be available July 1 through 15, 2023.
Spring Session – January 2 through May 25, 2024. Applications for the spring session will be available November 1 through 15, 2023.
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].
2023 Teen Scholarship Winners
Two 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.
“This year’s winners have a bright future ahead of them,” Teen Volunteer Coordinator Beth Yoder said. “We are thrilled that the Friends of the Library are able to help Spring Berryhill and Ridley Dent further their education.”
In the fall, Berryhill will attend nursing school at the University of Arkansas, where she plans to become a labor and delivery nurse. Then she plans to get a master’s degree to become a Nurse Practitioner and hopes to be certified as a midwife. Berryhill plays the viola in the school orchestra and is an artist whose work has advanced to state in the VASE competition.
Dent will attend the University of Texas for Sustainability Studies with a minor in Human Rights and Social Justice. After college her goal is to use her degree to educate and advocate for environmental, social, political, and economic justice. She first realized her calling while volunteering at a food forest in Austin. Dent is also an award-winning artist whose work received first place in the library’s 2022 Teen Read Week Art Contest.
Since 2007, the Friends of the Lake Travis Community Library have awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to teen volunteers. Congratulations and best wishes to these exceptional graduates!