Book Hours : Community Service Hours for Your Book Reviews!


Spring 2020

Volunteer credit can NOT be given while the libraries are closed. Any Book Hours submitted during this period will be reviewed and credited after the libraries reopen.

Thank you.


Please Note

The Book Hours program is not a source for immediate community service hours. We review submissions carefully, and you must be willing to wait at least a week for acceptance. If you need community service hours in the extreme short term, please consider a different solution.

Book Hours Review Rules

  • Open to students in grades 8 - 12.
  • Books must be at least 100 pages long.
  • You may submit a maximum of 2 reviews per month.
  • Reviews are accepted at the discretion of library staff.
  • Reviews must be between 250-500 words.
  • Volunteers submitting reviews that violate ethical academic standards (e.g. plagiarism) will be permanently disqualified from participating in the Book Hours program.

Submitting Book Hours Reviews

  • Return completed forms to Woodbridge Main Library adult or children's reference desks.
  • Submissions can also be made through the library's website at

Receiving Community Service Credit

  • You receive 1 community service hour per 100 pages (i.e. 3 hours for a 350-page book).
  • Please allow 7 days for processing; we will sign volunteer forms or provide confirmation letters by request only.
  • Once your Book Hours Review has been accepted, please contact Teen Services before bringing your community service form for a signature. Forms dropped off without prior arrangement will not be available for at least 24hrs, and possibly longer, pending availability of Teen Services staff.
  • For confirmation requests or additional information, please email or call 732-634-4450.
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