Teens

Computer Class Tutor/Assistant

Bridge the digital divide by helping adults learn basic to intermediate computer skills. Help students learn how to type, use the internet, learn English language skills online and even aid with their employment search process. Instruction is given on an individual and small group basis at 

  • All three branches (USCredit Union is the temporary home of the El Gabilan classes)
  • Monday through Saturday from mornings to evenings.
  • Individual instruction is flexible and based on volunteer availability.

Teen Collab Group

Are you a high school student looking for a fun way to earn community service hours? Join our Cesar Chavez Library Teen Collab Group! Our overall goals include to participate in simple community service projects, such as helping the Friends of the Salinas Public Library restock our Little Libraries, and organizing library programs for teens. Meetings are held monthly on the 

  • First and third Thursdays from 4:00-6:00 pm at Cesar Chavez Library.

"What Do We Have for You Today?"

Assist with the day-to-day needs of our libraries.  Tasks vary by site but may include collection support, arts and crafts, shelving, cleaning and even helping with special events!  Positions are available at our 

  • John Steinbeck and Cesar Chavez branches during regular library hours

Citizenship Class Leader (16+)

Transform lives by preparing students for their Naturalization Test. Serve as a guide through the naturalization process by tutoring students on American History, giving mock interviews, and helping improve their reading, writing and verbal skills. Instruction is available on an individual and group basis. Classes are held at 

  • Cesar Chavez Library on Tuesday and Thursday evenings
  • Individual instruction is flexible and dependent on volunteer availability.

Adult Literacy Tutor (16+)

Assist adults in improving their basic reading skills so they can achieve their personal goals and develop their potential.  With improved literacy, so many doors are opened for adults in our community.  Help someone build their future as an Adult Literacy Tutor!  Positions are available at

  • John Steinbeck Library at varying hours in the afternoon Mon-Fri
  • Cesar Chavez Library at varying hours in the afternoon Mon-Fri

Homework Centers (16+)

Foster academic excellence by becoming a tutor at one of our four afterschool Homework Centers.  Help support the learning of 1st–6th grade students in subjects like Math, English, and Science. Assigned Homework Centers may include Cesar Chavez Library, Sherwood, Roosevelt and Los Padres Elementary Schools. Typical schedule is between

  • Mon - Fri from 2:00pm–5:30pm at Cesar Chavez Library.
  • Hours may vary slightly by location.
  • Call (831) 758-7229 to become a volunteer.

Tech on Demand (16+)

Provide one-on-one tech support to local community members by answering questions about iPhones, Androids, Tablets, E-readers, eBooks, Audiobooks or movies. Volunteer positions are available on 

  • Saturdays at John Steinbeck Library from 2:00-4:00 pm
  • Sundays at Cesar Chavez Library from 2:00-4:00 pm.
Salinas Public Library
Cesar Chavez Library, 615 Williams Rd, Salinas CA

Kids learn to code on computers with "Scratch." Ages 9-14. No registration needed.

Using This Page

Filter content by clicking on a keyword. For example, to display only teen news stories, find a news story block and click on the phrase "News Story." (You may also click on "Event," "Reading List," or the library branch name to see only that content.) To see all the items on this page again, click here.