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Volunteer Opportunities For Teens

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TEEN MakerSpace Programs -  EARN COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS on Wednesdays at the Downtown Central Library MakerSpace. All participating teens will receive community service hours after each program. Participants for all the programs in the MakerSpace need a completed MakerSpace User agreement. Users 13-17 years old must have parent or legal guardian sign the agreement form on their behalf. Users must have a library card in good standing to use the MakerSpace.

These programs below require a reservation and a MakerSpace Agreement. To reserve your spot at a MakerSpace Teen program, email Aeloyan@glendaleca.gov.

These programs are open to TEENS and require a reservation.

  • JUNE 13 - Experience Virtual Reality and Learn about Different 3D Platforms, @ 5pm
  • JUNE 20 - 3D Printing Fundamentals for Teens, @ 5pm
  • JUNE 27 - Custom Mug Decal, @ 5pm
  • JULY 11 - Prepare 3D Models for Design, @ 5pm
  • JULY 18 - Basic Sewing for Teens, @ 11am - 2pm
  • JULY 25 - Sew Covers for iPads, @ 11am - 2pm
  • AUGUST 1 - Learn How to Hand Knit, @ 7 - 9pm
  • AUGUST 8 - Create Small Pyramid Hologram Illusion Makers, @ 5pm

The three programs below are open to ALL TEENS, no reservation needed.

  • JUNE 6 - Super Cool 3D Hand Art, @ 5pm
  • AUGUST 15 - End of Summer Party –Games, Music and Snacks, @ 5pm
  • AUGUST 22 - Mobile Music Production using iPads (10), @ 5pm

For more information, please call 818-937-7839.


Teens who attend selected Friends of the Library author events can receive up to 2.5 hours of community service hours. Contact Arpine Eloyan via email or at 818-937-7839.

Read a Book, Write a Review -  EARN COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS

Read a book and write a review for one hour of service credit. You can review anything that you're reading for pleasure (not for school!)—fiction, nonfiction, manga, or anything you want. Your review will appear on the Teen Speak Blog.


  • Reviewed books must be part of the Library's the teen or adult collections. Find out the collection level of the book by checking out our catalog.
  • The Summary and Opinion section must be at least 100 words or 400 characters long.
  • One week after your submission, you should receive a confirmation email. Under certain circumstances, the confirmation email may take up to one month. Give yourself enough time!
  • Plagiarism, a.k.a. "copy and paste," will not be accepted. You cannot use someone else's words to receive volunteer credit. You will be banned from using this site if you are suspected of plagiarism.
  • A maximum of five reviews per week will be accepted.

If you are unsure of how to write a review take a look at Teen Speak Blog to see some examples.

Questions? Contact Arpine Eloyan via email or at 818-937-7839.