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San Jose Public Library - Edenvale Branch Library

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Edenvale Branch Library

Teen Book Reviewer

Are you looking for a fun way to volunteer from home? San José Public Library is looking for avid readers interested in writing book reviews. Each book you review counts as one hour of volunteering. There is a minimum requirement of one written book review per month through May 2021.

How You Will Make a Difference

Teen Book Reviewers play a pivotal role in encouraging other teens to read the same fun books from our library catalog that you're reading.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Write a book review following these guidelines
    • Book review must be at least one paragraph long, preferably 2-3 paragraphs
    • Include a short summary of the book
    • Write about what you liked or disliked about the book
    • Avoid spoilers
  • Send your review to a designated branch librarian. The librarian will ensure it meets the guidelines and get back to you
  • Once you hear from the librarian, post your review on our library catalog, sjpl.bibliocommons.com
    • Give it an Age rating and a Star rating
    • Make sure your review is made public so that it can be seen
  • Send the librarian a screenshot of your review, and BOOM! You’ve just earned an hour of volunteer service


  • Promotes a love of lifelong reading among youth
  • Connect with your community and provide a desired service
  • Share your opinions of author's writings
  • Develop writing skills


You can write up as many reviews as you like, but a minimum of one per month through May 2021 is required. Schedule is dependent on the availability of the volunteer.

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About San Jose Public Library - Edenvale Branch Library


101 Branham Lane East, San Jose, CA 95111, US

Mission Statement

San Jose Public Library enriches lives by fostering lifelong learning and by ensuring that every member of the community has access to a vast array of ideas and information. San Jose Public Library is a winner of the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries. Recipients are selected because of their innovative approaches to public service and the contribution they make to the educational, civic, cultural and economic development goals of their communities.


Public libraries in California seek to engage the talents, skills and commitment of volunteers to serve the communities' information and literacy needs. Libraries offer a variety of skilled volunteer opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to library programs, operations, fundraising events and other community engagement functions. Skilled volunteers have opportunities to lead projects, work with teams of staff and volunteers, learn new skills, and have fun.

Children & Youth
Computers & Technology


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Internet Research


  • Teens


  • Must be at least 13
  • You can write up as many reviews as you like, but a minimum of one review per month through May 2021 is required.

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