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Call for Volunteers

The library has many volunteer opportunities available for teens. Volunteer projects can take anywhere from a few hours to a few months to complete. There are even on-going long-term volunteer opportunities available.

Applying to become a teen volunteer is easy. Fill out an online application, call the volunteer coordinator Ms. Bumstead at (805) 449-2660 ext. 7325, or stop by the library for more information.

Many of our teen volunteers assist staff with the library's Summer and Teen Reading Clubs. Summer volunteers must be fourteen or older and willing to donate at least three or more hours per week. Teen volunteers register club participants, help out at programs and staff the summer and teen reading desks.

Some teens participate in the library's teen advisory group called TOTAL (Thousand Oaks Library Teen Advisory League). Teens involved with TOTAL meet monthly during the school year and advise library staff about library services and programs for teens. In addition to the advisory role, in the past TOTAL teens have made presentations to City Council, organized library programs for teens and assisted at various library events.

Teen volunteers are an integral part of our library service.

Thousand Oaks Teen Center Outreach Program

The multipurpose community social service program is jointly sponsored by the Conejo Recreation & Park District and the Conejo Unified School District. This program is free to all teens in 7th-12th grade.

Next Chapter Book Club

Get involved today!
  • What is the Next Chapter Book Club? Young adults and adults with developmental disabilities have fun reading and learning, making friends, and enjoying a great community gathering place.
  • How does it work? Members meet weekly for one hour at the Thousand Oaks Grant R. Brimhall Library to read and discuss a book of their choosing.
  • Who can participate? Anyone can participate, no matter their reading or ability level.
  • Who leads the book clubs? Two trained volunteers facilitate each group. They include students, parents, retirees, people with disabilities, and various community members.
  • Why join the Next Chapter Book Club? NCBC members improve literacy skills, make friends, take part in the community, and have a lot of fun doing it!

If you would like to become a member or a volunteer facilitator, please contact Tina Lee at (805) 449-2660 ext. 7318.

Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks and the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library

Newbury Park Library Teen Space

Newbury Park Branch

  • The Young Adult collection at Newbury Park offers books, graphic novels, and spoken word titles for teens grades 7-12.

  • Looking for recommendations? Check out our booklists, highlighted books, and the Y.A. bulletin board for titles that might catch your interest.

  • Got a school report that isn't writing itself? Our research stations have filtered Internet access, Microsoft Office programs.

  • Printing and photocopying are available in the library. Color prints cost $.50 per page and black and white prints cost $0.15. Wireless printing is also available.

  • Need email access?  If you need e-mail access to submit homework (or to ask your friends when that report is due), a parent or guardian can sign you up for an unfiltered Internet account with one hour per day time limit. You must be in 6th grade or above to get an Internet account. You can also bring in your own laptop and take advantage of our wireless network.

Grant R. Brimhall Library Teen Space

TOL Teen Space

  • Printing and photocopying are available in the library. Color prints cost $0.50 per page and black and white prints cost $0.15. Wireless printing is also available.

  • Need Wifi? Bring your laptop and log on to the Internet in the library.

  • Need a place to work with friends?  Head for the gardens or group study room located near the Gift Shop.