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This is a virtual volunteering opportunity for teens in Grades 7-12. Volunteer reviewers promote books, movies, games and music for our community. Reviews are kept on our catalogue and used for library advertising and promotional materials. Check out the latest reviews here.

Volunteering Benefits:

  • Earn volunteer hours (1 hour per review, max. 15 hours per school year)
  • Make your voice heard in our community
  • Promote the books that you enjoy
  • Improve your writing skills
  • Experience to add to your resume

Qualifications:

  • Grades 7-12
  • Live or attend school in St. Albert
  • Member of St. Albert Public Library (Don’t have a card? Get one for free!)
  • Interested in reading and writing

Responsibilities

Review Requirements:

  • Register as a Read it & Review Volunteer below
  • Length of review must be between 150-250 words
  • Give it a rating out of 5 stars (can give .5 star)
  • Write a short summary and give your personal opinion about the book
  • Share key points about the plot without giving away the entire story. No spoilers!
  • What did you like/dislike about this book? What would others like/dislike about it?
  • Share your thoughts about story elements: the setting, characters, plot, conflicts
  • Share your thoughts about the writing: length of the book, writing style, perspective

Becoming a reviewer is easy - simply fill out the form below to select your items to review. We will contact you by email to let you know if your items have been approved so you can begin writing.

Questions? Email to Celeste Trottier, Teen Services Librarian at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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