Brookville Library to Receive Summer Teen Intern Grant

12800370_10153326016081283_2256062675316780343_nBROOKVILLE, Pa. – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced that Rebecca M. Arthurs Memorial Library in Brookville is one of 20 libraries selected for a 2016 Summer Teen Intern Grant.

These grants will allow libraries to hire teen interns to assist in the implementation of the libraries’ summer learning programs, while also helping teens gain real world work experience, and develop professional skills. Each grant is worth $1,000.00. The grant is possible through the generous sponsorship from The Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

All teens between the ages of 14 and 18 are invited to apply for one of the two summer intern jobs at Arthurs Library. Teens will each be employed for approximately 60 hours at $7.25 per hour during the summer months, working with younger children and adults for the library’s summer reading programs.

Applications are due April 5. For more information, contact the library at 814-849-5512 or visit the library’s Facebook page.

For years, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has provided Youth Literacy Grants to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations in hopes to provide assistance in implementing and expanding literacy programs for youth. For more information about Dollar General and its Youth Literacy Grants, visit www.dollargeneral.com.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has worked to build the capacity of libraries and library staff to engage, serve and empower teens.  For more information about YALSA or to access national guidelines and other resources go to www.ala.org/yalsa, or contact the YALSA office by phone, 800-545-2433, ext. 4390; or e-mail: [email protected]


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