Review Crew

Description: 

About the Crew:

Review Crew is a way for teens (ages 13-18) to earn volunteer hours by writing qualifying reviews to be published on Pikes Peak Library District’s teen website. (Check out some of our great book reviews at https://ppld.org/teens/book-reviews.) By joining this Crew, you agree to follow the guidelines of the online submission form (https://ppld.org/review-book). The library reserves the right to only approve volunteer hours for appropriate and qualified reviews. Participants may review any book of their choice.
Parents are encouraged to review reading content and discuss it with participants prior to the teen reviewing the book.

About Reviewing:

You will earn one volunteer hour per book review. You can earn up to 5 hours a month. Reviews can be submitted at any time, 24/7! It may take us some time to post them to the website, so please be patient. We will let you know when they go live.

Submit a Review:

  • Fill out the form below.
  • Wait for an email from us giving you the go ahead before you start submitting reviews.
  • Start reviewing books at https://ppld.org/review-book.
    • Include your grade at the end of the review (example: Reviewer Grade: 7).
    • Select “yes” under “Are you in the Review Crew?”
    • Don’t forget that you can only submit 5 book reviews a month.

Redeeming Volunteer Hours:

Two weeks before you need to turn in your volunteer hours to school, email reviewcrew@ppld.org to request a Verification of Hours letter. This can be picked up at any of our library locations or sent out via email.
1 qualifying book review = 1 hour of volunteer credit.

Privacy:

Your privacy is very important to us. We will never disclose or publish any of the information on this Participation Form. You will choose what information to share when you complete your book review.

Questions?

Email us at reviewcrew@ppld.org!

Qualifying Book Review Information:

  • Tell us what the book is about, but make sure not to tell us too much. Leave us wanting more!
  • Include why you did or did not like the book.
  • Keep the content appropriate. We cannot put it online unless you do, and you will not get credit if we cannot post it.
  • Make sure the book is available at https://catalog.ppld.org.
  • Your review must say more than “it was great”. Please make sure each review is at least 5 sentences.
  • Include your grade at the end of the review (Example: Reviewer Grade: 7).
  • These reviews can be for any book that you have read (fiction or nonfiction, teens or adults)

Questions to think about when you write your review:

  • Why did you pick this book/author/genre/cover/title/etc.?
  • What did you enjoy most about this book? What did you enjoy least?
  • Did this book surprise you, or was it predictable?
  • Could you relate to any of the characters in the book?
  • Is this one of the best books you’ve read this year?

Registration form:

First and Last
(xxx) xxx-xxxx
First and last name