Teen Advisory Corps - Country Bookshelf Bozeman

At the Country Bookshelf we are passionate about books and reading. Fostering and encouraging a love of reading in youth is one of our most important goals. We’re excited to host a group that will allow passionate young readers an outlet for something they love.

The Teen Advisory Corps at Country Bookshelf is a volunteer program that provides book loving teens with an opportunity to share their enthusiasm for books, and peek behind the curtain of the book industry. It’s a fun, rewarding, and a great resume builder. Being a member of the corps is a yearlong commitment and we’ll meet about once a month. The mission of the Country Bookshelf Teen Advisory Corps is to encourage high-school aged students to become life-long supporters of independent bookstores and the literary arts through the promotion of reading, volunteerism, leadership, and collaboration to assist Country Bookshelf in serving local teens.

Members will have the opportunity use their creativity, social media skills and enthusiasm for books to:

  • Write book blurbs and reviews of books, and interview authors and other book people for the bookstores website, newsletters, and social media.

  • Read teen lit books that are not yet published and advise buyers on which books to bring to our shelves.

  • Suggest ideas for teen programming, and author visits, and help organize teen events.

  • Help host teen authors that visit the bookstore - introduce (and hang out with!) authors at events.

Qualifications

  • 12-18 years old

  • creative

  • excited about reading and talking about books

  • able to review at least one book a month

  • interested in meeting YA and children’s authors who visit Country Bookshelf and volunteering to help during periodic events at the store

  • Miss no more than three meetings and author events

Our primary source of communication regarding meetings and events (and other fun stuff) will be via email.

The Country Bookshelf Teen Advisory Corps is a great opportunity to practice your written communication skills, learn about the world of publishing, and small business, make new book loving friends, read the most anticipated books before they’re released and meet great authors. Added bonus it looks great on a college application!

Please complete the digital form here or print out the PDF linked below and turn in at the Country Bookshelf.

If you have any questions please contact Jessica at events@countrybookshelf.

Applications are due April 30, 2018 with acceptance emails going out by May 7, 2018.

Files: 

Teen AdvisoryApp.docx.pdf