UNION, NJ – Volunteerism is alive and well among Union’s youth.

About 40 volunteers from local Union schools contributed their time and energy to the Union Public Library this summer.  The teens helped organize the children’s Summer Reading Program by registering participants, logging their summer reading activities, and helping out with many of the children’s programs held at the library this summer.

“The volunteers were a huge help to both the main library and the Vauxhall branch,” said Jackie Hincapie, librarian in charge of teen services at the Union Public Library, “and they helped get the kids excited about all the reading and activities they completed over the summer.”

Last Friday, the teens received a pizza party as thanks for their many hours of hard work.  The teens contributed over 1,000 hours of their time.  “Their dedication helped make the Summer Reading program a huge success,” said Hincapie.