Our teen volunteers are amazing! During the 2016-2017 school year, our volunteers collectively:
- worked nearly 5,000 hours
- wrote 64 articles
- helped increased library teen program offerings by more than 35 programs
- helped increased library teen program attendance by nearly 1,500
In addition, there are some star volunteers we want to recognize. Here are this year’s volunteer award winners for outstanding service to the Pasadena Public Library:
Most hours this year: Madison Comick
Longest active volunteer: Julia See
Longest active volunteer at a branch library: Julia Landis
Most events attended this year: Frank Montes De Oca
Most dedicated: McKenna Blackshire
Rising Star: Jane Lee
Most impressive projects awards:
- Kara Eng
Teen Advisory Board adviser, Blog Manager, copyeditor, book reviewer
Kara independently copyedits and posts articles and reviews on our blog. Last summer, she taught a series of Scratch coding workshops for kids.
- Haneen Eltaib
Teen Advisory Board – Volunteer Relations Chair, copyeditor
Haneen has written the scripts for our annual Murder Mystery for the past three years. She was also featured in Voice of Youth Advocates Magazine for this work.
- Nina Dinan
Teen Advisory Board – Volunteer Relations Vice-Chair
Nina developed and led the “Breakin’ News” civic engagement programs. This idea was featured at a local library conference and now, at least three other library systems will be using this game.
- Hadley Willman
former Teen Advisory Board member, Blog & Teen Zine copyeditor and proofreader, book reviewer
Hadley took a significant role in the Pasadena Loves YA book festival; she conducted a lengthy interview with bestselling author Shannon Messenger and developed some panel questions for the festival.
- Angel Gomez
Teen Advisory Board adviser
Angel took a lead role in the library’s Teen Mental Health Initiative; she will be featured in an upcoming video for the California State Library about youth mental health.