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Teen Volunteers

The library offers opportunities for teen volunteers year-round. Most volunteer activities involve helping out at public events such as the Fairy Tale Ball. Some volunteer jobs include quiet activities like preparing materials for children’s crafts. You may earn community service credit for your work at the library, but please check your community service requirements first. 

All library volunteers must be at least high school age. We work with volunteers from any high school, including homeschool students who are of high school age. 

Students interested in volunteering at the Library must attend an orientation session.  Registration is not required for any of the orientation sessions.

Orientation sessions for 2016-2017 academic year will be held from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. in the Teen Room on the following dates:
Monday, October 17, 2016 
Thursday, February 16, 2017  
Wednesday, June 14, 2017  

At the orientation, you will learn how to sign up to volunteer using a program called Sign Up Genius. You must provide us with your email address to be notified of volunteer opportunities. 
For more information, please contact the Teen Services Librarian, Jen Forgit at jforgit (at)


Teen Advisory Board logo at Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, MassachusettsTeen Advisory Board

The teen advisory board (also known as TAB) is a group of students in grades 9-12. We plan events for teens, volunteer at library events and advise the library staff about how to make the library a better place for teens. New members are always welcome!

Some of the activities we have hosted include:

  • Open Mic night
  • Movies
  • Gaming events including tabletop games and Wii

Meetings are held monthly during the school year in the Large Meeting Room on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.

The Teen Advisory Board will resume monthly meetings for the 2016-2017 school year in October. Please stay tuned for more information!

 Please RSVP so we'll have enough pizza - and check our Calendar of Events to make sure the date hasn't changed.


Girls Who Code LogoGirls Who Code 

Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization that offers coding instruction to girls in grades 6-12. 

An information session for the Cary Memorial Library Chapter will be held on Tuesday, October 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the Teen Room. This meeting is mandatory for all interested students.  

Parents and students are welcome to attend this session to learn more about the club. At the session, you will meet our student ambassador, who's been a part of Girls Who Code clubs program as well as the Girls Who Code summer immersion program. You'll also have a chance to meet our instructors, who have studied Computer Science and currently work in the tech field. 

Sign ups will be held during the information session. If there are more than 20 students present, there will be a lottery on the night of the information session. Again, students must attend the information session in person to register.  

Classes will be held every Tuesday evening from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. The session will run from November 1, 2016 - May 2017. We will not meet during school vacation weeks. 

There's no need to RSVP for the info session. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you would like to learn more about Girls Who Code, please visit their website at

Please email if you have further questions.