Teen Book Review Society (TBR) - Earn Volunteer Hours by Reviewing Teen BooksFriday October 1, 2021
Earn community service credit by reviewing teen books! The Monmouth County Library is looking for teens in grades 7-12 who would be willing to read a teen novel and write a brief review.
Age: Must be between grades 7-12
Library Card: Must have a valid Monmouth County Library Card
Books: Must be of appropriate reading level. You can check out books from MCL (either virtually or physically)
Hours Given: 1 hour per book
*Limit of books per month - 2 and must be published in the last 5 years*
*Length: Min 200 Words, Max 300 Words*
Written reviews should include a short paragraph summarizing the book, no spoilers, please! The next paragraph should be a critical evaluation of the book of your choosing and include your personal response with specific examples to support praise or criticism. The review should be spoiler-free, thorough, and engaging.
Submission: Submit your review using our Google Form here.
Review Website: Upon submission and staff approval, your review will become part of our review website. Visit our review website here.
Your review will need to be approved by a Library staff member before you will be given service hours credit which can take around one to two weeks. Book reviews need to follow the guidelines above to be approved and may be sent back to you if anything is missing.
Attention Parent/Guardian: It is highly recommended that your teen is responsible for all correspondence regarding the Teen Volunteer Program; starting with the review submission process and continuing throughout their volunteer service. This program strives to prepare your child for his/her first job. We feel that the more responsibility that volunteers have in the successful execution of completing their service the better prepared he or she will be to apply for jobs and enter the workforce. When at all possible, please ask your teen to call, email, organize, and initiate! Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Please note that the books in our teen sections cover a wide range of ages and vary in content and maturity level. Parents and/or guardians have the right and responsibility to determine their own children’s access to library resources.
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