Library Seeks Youth Volunteers for Youth Action Committee

Cheri Hardy, Children’s Librarian at the Hatfield Public Library writes:

Youth volunteers wanted for Gingerbread House Contest on Saturday, December 15th at 11am at the Hatfield Public Library. Stations for different age groups will be set and and all materials provide. Kids will build a graham cracker gingerbread house and use icing and candy to decorate it. All ages welcomed. RSVP.

Youth Action Committee (YAC), the youth subcommittee of the Friends of the Hatfield Public Library, is recruiting new members. YAC gets together for an hour on the 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of every month at 11am at the Hatfield Public Library to have fun together and to plan and carry out action projects pertaining to the library. An action project could be anything from volunteering at a story hour to shelving books to fundraising for library improvements.

In December we have 2 volunteer opportunities — one on Saturday, Dec. 15th at 11am at the library’s Gingerbread House Contest, and the second is on Sunday, Dec. 23rd at 5pm at our yearly Luminarium Storytime.

In January, we’ll have games and pizza on the 2nd Saturday, Jan. 12th, and then the kids will figure out their next Action Project for the 3rd Saturday, Jan. 19th. Please RSVP for the club to kids.hatfieldlibrary@gmail.com or 413-247-9097 so that we have an email address and/or phone number.

The Gingerbread House Contest will take place on Saturday, December 15th at 11am at the Hatfield Public Library. We will have stations for different age groups and provide all materials necessary. Kids will build a graham cracker gingerbread house and use icing and candy to decorate it. Prizes will go to Best Book Scene, Best Fantasy House, Best Farm House, Best Fairy House, Best Holiday Lights, Best Skyscraper, and More! All ages welcome. Please RSVP if possible (so that we know how much to buy) to kids.hatfieldlibrary@gmail.com or call 413-247-9097.

Cheri will be joining the Hilltown Families’ Family Community Service Night this Friday, Nov. 30th in Northampton, reading stories from our recommended reading list of book titles about the social issues each of our beneficiary organizations address.  If your family is attending (must pre-register), stop by to see her and to find out more about their Youth Action Committee!

Does your local library, civic organization, school or community organization have a youth volunteer club? We want to hear about it! Share the exciting news with us at hilltownfamilies@gmail.com.

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