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Volunteer at the Library!

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The Library is looking for teens to share their time and skills to make a difference! Gain job experience, build new skills, and enjoy the satisfaction of helping others by volunteering with our Reading Buddies and Computer Buddies programs!

Hands up!

Reading Buddies is a fun 7-week program that pairs teen volunteers with young readers in Grades 1-3. Under the supervision of library staff, the trained volunteers meet their little buddy at the library once a week to participate in group literacy activities and one-on-one mentoring.

Volunteer for Computer Buddies and develop your mentoring abilities, meet new people, and help younger students in Grades 1 to 6 improve their computer skills. It’s a great opportunity to help elementary students discover that there is more to computers than just playing games – but we do a little of that too! From Internet Search Techniques to Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point, Computer Buddies combines skill-building with fun.

See the Program Guide for dates.

Contact 403-221-2036 (Computer Buddies) or 403-221-2062, 403-260-2709 (Reading Buddies) for more information or to volunteer.

Do You Want to Change Lives?

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Reading with Child

Do you need some volunteer hours for school? Do you want to help cute littlies learn how to read? You can do that at the Library!

We need:

Reading Buddies volunteers for Bowness Library

  • Mondays 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • October 5 to December 7

Reading Buddies volunteers for Forest Lawn Library

  • Thursdays 4:00 - 5:30 pm
  • October 8 to December 10

Interested? Fill out the Youth Volunteer Application here, or contact us. Talk to Samuel (403-260-2709) or Tammy (403-221-2062).

And for the tech-savvy, try Computer Buddies. In this program, you will help students in Grades 1 to 6 learn to safely navigate the Internet and get creative with Microsoft Office.

We need:

Computer Buddies volunteers for Bowness Library

  • Mondays 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • October 19 to December 7

Computer Buddies volunteers for Forest Lawn Library

  • Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:00 pm
  • October 21 to December 9

To volunteer for Computer Buddies, contact Jessica Hagel at 403-221-2036, or at

The Summer Job

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Job Hunter

It’s summer!

No essays to write, no reports to hand in, no tests to stress out over. Yep, for the next two months, it’s sunshine, relaxation and oh yeah… time to find a summer job.

Although it may not be the most fantastic way to spend the school break, a summer job is a great way to earn money, get work experience and learn a little bit more about what you might want to do (or not do) as career when you finish school for good.

The Calgary Public Library has many resources that can help you find employment this summer. Be sure to take a look at a few from our E-Library and Answers Online:

Career Cruising: an excellent online resource with career matchmaking tests and job profiles. A website geared specifically towards finding work in Calgary. Includes resume writing tips, interviews with people working here in Calgary and answers to frequently asked questions.

. . . And don't miss the great career books we’ve got in our collection! Try the ones below!

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If you're more civic-minded, why not volunteer? There are lots of programs at the library that you can help out with - just click here and scroll down to "Youth Volunteer Opportunities."

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