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Teen Read & Review Submissions

Get volunteer service hours for doing what you love: reading! Teens in grades 7 through 12 are welcome to submit reviews.

If you have any questions, email our Teen Librarian, Janis.


  1. Reviews submitted for books 300 pages or more will be capped at 4 hours, and that will be the month’s total limit as well. (Meaning, if you write 2 reviews, the total hours earned will be no more than 4.)
  2. Read/listen to any book, audiobook, or graphic/manga. Feature-length movies count as well.
    • Books read must be at or above your reading-level— preferably from the Library’s Middle Grade or Young Adult collections.
  3. Every 100 pages = 1 volunteer hour, + 1 hour for writing the review itself (max 4 hours per review— anything beyond 300 pages won’t count as more).
    • For movies, the film run-time is rounded to the nearest half-hour, plus 1 hour for writing the review itself, to calculate the volunteer hours.
  4. Write a short review between 150-250 words. Note: this is not a summary, but a review. Give your opinion on the book! What kind of readers would be interested in the story? Remember to give some plot details, but avoid spoilers.
  5. Reviews must be written by you, in your own words, of your own opinions. If plagiarism or the use of assistive technology is detected, your review will not be accepted.
  6. Submit below.
  7. Get featured on our Teen Reviews page!