Every year, library staff at the Winston branch recruits volunteers from Douglas High School, a connection that benefits students and the library.
Several teens have read stories to children and helped with kid crafts in children’s programs over the years, said librarian Pete Tano.
“It’s a great opportunity for the high schoolers because it gives them the opportunity to earn community service hours that they need for graduation,” Tano said. “And then I think it also is a really good opportunity for the (young) children. It gives them sort of a perspective of the library that here is somebody closer to my age that I can relate to.”