Haverhill Public Library Trustee Scholarship Page Program

 

Purpose: To encourage library use and civic engagement from college bound teenagers in Haverhill

Scope: Selected participants will assist as pages at Haverhill Public Library beginning in their junior year of high school. Upon graduating and meeting all program requirements, pages will receive a trustee scholarship.

Who is eligible: High school juniors who reside in Haverhill; must demonstrate plan to attend 2 or 4 year college after graduation

Program Requirements:

  • Interested participants must submit a letter of interest, a letter of support from a guidance counselor or teacher, and a complete application; chosen applicants will be interviewed by a panel of library staff
  • Accepted pages must complete two years of service in the page program to remain eligible for scholarships. Each class of pages will begin in the fall and continue through the following spring
  • Pages must attend a 2 or 4 year college following completion of their program, failure to do so will render them ineligible
  • Pages must volunteer a minimum of 2 shifts per week (2-3 hours per shift)
  • If the page is 18 years or older, or turns 18 during their time at HPL, they are subject to a CORI
  • Upon completion of the program, pages must complete a brief written reflection on their experience at HPL

Awards: 3 pages will be accepted each year; each page who meets the requirements of the program will be awarded a scholarship for $1500

 

Deadline: October 15, 2021

 

Any questions can be directed to Rachel Gagnon, Teen Services Librarian: rgagnon@haverhillpl.org

 

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Availability

Day Morning (10-12pm) Afternoon (12-5pm) Evening (5-9pm)
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Friday available available
Saturday available available


Expectations

Pages are expected to commit to a set schedule that will be arranged between you and the Teen Services Librarian. We expect that you will adhere to your schedule; however, we understand that sometimes you cannot make your scheduled shift. If you are unable to come in when you are scheduled, please let the Teen Services Librarian know as soon as possible. If you do not call and do not show up for your scheduled shift you may be dropped from the scholarship program.

The primary responsibility of pages will be shelving in an assigned area. The Teen Services Librarian tries to accommodate individual interests when assigning shelving areas and special projects, however, specific project requests cannot be guaranteed. Pages will be expected to complete all assigned projects to the best of their abilities.

If a page turns 18 during the course of their work at the library, they will be required to complete a CORI.



By typing your name below you agree to the above expectations of a page scholarship participant.




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