Tween and Teen Volunteers

Do you have a love of books? Would you like to volunteer in a warm, friendly environment alongside some fabulous library staff? If so, volunteering your time and talents at the Vail Public Library is a great way you can give back to your community and get involved in one of its prime amenities. Volunteers of all ages are needed year-round for the following positions:

  • Shelving Assistant
  • Children’s Programming Assistant
  • Friend’s Book Sale Nook Assistant
  • Tech Studio Assistant
  • Computer Class Instructor
  • Tech Desk Assistant
  • Reading Buddy


For more information or to volunteer, please contact Mary McDougall by email at or by phone at 970.479.2186.


Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies pairs trained teen volunteers with younger kids for a one-on-one reading experience.  Little buddies do not need to be struggling readers to benefit from this program.  Reading Buddies offers a chance for friendship while providing another set of attentive ears for our young readers.  Little buddies should be in grades Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades.  Big buddies should be in 7th – 12th grades.

Contact Cricket Pylman ( or 970-479-2179) for an application and to schedule a training session!