Teen Events

Teen Volunteer Fair @ TU


Do you need community service for school? Do you want to volunteer and give back to your community? Meet volunteer coordinators from nonprofits that need volunteers just like you and sign up for a variety of volunteer jobs at the same time, in the same place.

Participating Organizations
HandsOn Greater Richmond • Comfort Zone Camp • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Henrico County Public Library • Henrico County Recreation & Parks • Maymont Foundation
National Multiple Sclerosis Society • Richmond Entrepreneur’s Assistance Program (REAP)
Renew Richmond • Richmond SPCA • Virginia Sierra Club • Visual Arts Center of Richmond

Click here for more information or watch the commercial!

Teen Events

Teen CERT (Community Emergency Response Training)

Picture1Henrico County Library has teamed up with the Henrico Fire Division and the Henrico Office of Emergency Management to offer Teen CERT again this June. The Henrico County Teen Community Emergency Response Team Porgram (Teen CERT) trains teen citizens to help cope in the time period immediately following a disaster when local public safety resources may be overwhelmed. Teen CERTs learn basic first aid, search and rescue, and fire suppression techniques. But more importantly, Teen CERT members learn how to prepare for a disaster long before one occurs. We will prepare for and respond to a hypothetical emergency, such as a hurricane, mass casualty accident, or epidemic.

The one-week training consists of:

• Four training sessions at Twin Hickory Area Library, Monday, June 22 – Thursday, June 25, 9:30 AM — 3:00 PM.

• A four-hour scenario drill at Twin Hickory Park, Friday, June 26, at a time to be announced. Students must commit to attend ALL FOUR sessions AND the drill.

On successful completion each student will earn a total of 24 hours of community service. This course is limited to 15 high school students (grades 9–12, rising 9th graders accepted). Applications will be accepted from April 1 through April 30. For more information contact Adrienne Minock, Teen Librarian at 290‑9200 x5 or aminock@henricolibrary.org.

Get the application here! Teen CERT Application. Due April 30th at the 2nd floor Info Desk at Twin Hickory Library.
Get the permission form & Info sheet here!  Teen CERT Permission Form & Info Sheet.

Students who have applied will be notified in Mid-May about acceptance into the program.


Books, Teen Events

A.W.A.R.E. Read-A-Thon — 5,055 pages!

Today at Twin Hickory Library in 3 hours 32 teens read a total of 5,055 pages for A.W.A.R.E. (Alliance of Wild Animal Rehabilitators and Educators)!!! The Friends of the Library contributed 6 cents for each page read, totaling $303. Great job everyone!!!

Some of the animals at AWARE that we helped today! 🙂

In order, Opossum, rescued as a baby, not able to be in the wild;  Red-tailed hawk imprinted and cannot be released; Great horned owl, blind in one eye, can’t hunt;  American kestrel (smallest falcon) has congenital defect on beak, cannot hunt.  Living the good life at AWARE rehabilibitator homes.