Read It & Review Volunteering Opportunity

This is a virtual volunteering opportunity for teens in Grades 7-12. Volunteer reviewers promote books, movies, games and music for our community. Reviews are kept on our catalogue and used for library advertising and promotional materials. Check out the latest reviews here.


Volunteering Benefits:

  • Earn volunteer hours (1 hour per review, max. 15 hours per school year)

  • Make your voice heard in our community

  • Promote the books that you enjoy

  • Improve your writing skills

  • Experience to add to your resume



  • Grades 7-12

  • Live or attend school in St. Albert

  • Member of St. Albert Public Library (Don’t have a card? Get one for free!)

  • Interested in reading and writing



  • Must read a book or listen to an audiobook in the Library’s collection that you have never borrowed before.

  • Must write a personal review (150-250 words) that is suitable for publication. We may offer feedback before the review is published on our catalogue. Looking for something new to read? Check out this month’s books up for review.


Review Requirements:

  • Register as a Read it & Review Volunteer on September 1, 2020 at

  • Length of the review must be between 150-250 words

  • Give it a rating out of 5 stars (can give .5 star)

  • Write a short summary and give your personal opinion about the book

    • Share key points about the plot without giving away the entire story. No spoilers!

    • What did you like/dislike about this book? What would others like/dislike about it?

    • Share your thoughts about story elements: the setting, characters, plot, conflicts

    • Share your thoughts about the writing: length of the book, writing style, perspective


Questions? Email to Celeste Trottier, Teen Services Librarian at

Looking for something new to review? Check out this month’s books up for review:

Verona Comics


This Boy

Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know




Sunday, November 1, 2020 Show more dates
All Day Event