The Lewiston Public Library is seeking youth and young adults, ages 13-19, to become teen library ambassadors.

The ambassadors attend meetings once per month and assist with self-chosen and directed projects as informal volunteers under the supervision of the teen librarian. They advise the teen librarian on youth trends and interests in the community, helping to develop programs and events that are needs-based and better reflect local teen needs, according to a news release from the library.

Meetings are set for 4-5 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month. The first meeting is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 26, in the second floor teen lounge at 200 Lisbon St.

The ambassadors have opportunities both in-person and virtually to work on:

• Writing reviews of books, movies, comics, manga and video games;

• Taking pictures and making graphics for library social media;

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• Making TikTok or Reelz style videos for library social media;

• Moderating discussions and running events on the LPL Teen Discord server;

• Suggesting materials to purchase for the teen library collections;

• Planning virtual and in-person events, programs, competitions, tournaments and more; and

• Helping in the Children’s Room with storytimes, summer reading, crafts and other programs.

The ambassadors are expected to keep in communication with the teen librarian via email, social media, or discord in order to be considered active members. Any ambassadors who wish to be featured identifiably in library social media promotion must first fill out a photo release form.

Teens can fill out the Google form at plonline.org or pick up an application at the second floor reference desk to join.

For more information, email teen librarian Harper Chance at [email protected] or call the Adult & Teen Services department at 207-513-3135.

 

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