(Volunteer) Summer Reading Team

Summer Reading is a program that gets kids and teens excited about reading during the summer and encourages them to become lifelong library users. Teens and adults are invited to apply to join our team of volunteers as Summer Reading assistants. Summer Reading volunteers register kids for the game, award prizes and talk with them about the books they have read. Volunteers may also help with events, recordkeeping and more. They do not read to kids, check out books to patrons or shelve books. Learn more about  Summer Reading.


  • Hang out while working at the library
  • Earn volunteer hours for school
  • Gain valuable skills and put something awesome on your resume or college application
  • Be part of a team of almost 800 Summer Reading volunteers!

Take this quiz to see if you should apply to volunteer:

  • I am going into 6th grade or higher in fall 2018
  • I am available to work a 2-hour weekly shift for 8-9 weeks between June 15 and August 31
  • I like working with other people, including talking to kids and adults
  • My handwriting is easy to read
  • I am responsible and dependable

Did you answer yes to all of the questions above? Congratulations! Follow the next steps to apply for a volunteer position. 

Organization: Multnomah County Library
Duration: June 15-August 21, 2018
Eligibility: 6th grade or higher in fall 2018
Application deadline: May 15, 2018
Apply: https://multcolib.org/volunteer/volunteer-summer-reading-team