Apply to Be a Teen Reading Ambassador

Applications are open now through 11:59 PM on Thursday, August 25. 

Teen Reading Ambassadors:

  • Work at NYPL branches tutoring younger children and helping them with reading.
  • Attend training and other special opportunities. 
  • Write, edit, and design Portal, the Library’s magazine for kids.
  • Get paid!

To apply, you must:

  • Be enrolled in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade at a New York City high school for the 2022–23 school year.
  • Have the proper employment certificate for minors under 18 as required by NYS law.
  • Be able to arrive at a library branch by 3 PM on weekdays (see list of available branches in job posting).


Apply Now! 

Major support for educational programming is provided by Merryl H. and James S. Tisch.

Major support for children's and young adult programming is provided by the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences.

Major support for youth education is provided by Arthur W. Koenig; Stavros Niarchos Foundation; Mr. and Mrs. Timothy R. Barakett Endowment for Children’s and Young Adult Programs and Services; The Gottesman Fund; the Bok Family Foundation; Lisa and Jeff Blau; The Hearst Foundation, Inc.; Verizon Foundation; The Joseph H. Flom Foundation; Good Samaritan, Inc.; New York Life Foundation; and the E.H.A. Foundation.