Operations Update

The VolunTEENS program is underway in-person at the John and Judy Gay Library. Individuals are spaced throughout the library to prevent a grouping of 11 or more teens.

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The McKinney Public Library strives to impact lives and build a sense of community. We understand the power of service and the impact working on a community project can have on the lives of those involved, especially our youth. We are excited to share our passion for service by providing an avenue for those opportunities.


  • Credit for volunteer hours that may be reported to your needs at school
  • Building a strong and resilient community


No registration required. 

  • Roy & Helen Hall Library: No in-person opportunities available at this time. 
  • John & Judy Gay Library: Tues and Wed from 3 - 6 p.m. and Thurs from 3 - 5 p.m. in the Teen Programming room. 
  • Online Hours: Type three full paged letters to individuals in nursing facilities. Submit letters here.

Your Role

  • Participate in community service projects
  • Assist in teen and youth programs through preparation, set-up, implementation, and take-down
  • Shelf-read books to make sure they are in order
  • Pulling holds
  • Other library duties as needed


  • Must be a student in grades 6-12
  • Professionalism while volunteering (e.g. no cell phones, shorts, flip flops, or tank tops)