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The library depends on the many hours generously donated each week by volunteers.  We are very grateful for all the work they do.  If you would like to volunteer, we are always accepting applications.  To get started, complete the application and background check forms below and return them to any public service desk at the Library.  At this time, we are not able to fulfill a request for court-ordered community service requirements.


You can fill out our online Volunteer Application by printing a copy of the application and bringing it to the library with your signed CORI Authorization form


Volunteer Opportunities


What you do
  • Shelve books, DVDs, CDs,
  • Organize magazines and newspapers
  • Assist with upkeep/order of shelves
  • Clean books for Children’s area


What you need
  • Attention to detail
  • A love of order/organization
  • Ability to maneuver carts
  • Knowledge of the alphabet
  • Knowledge of Dewey Decimal system is preferred
  • Ability to bend and reach


Senior Outreach

What you do
  • Deliver materials to library users who are unable to get to the library
  • Maintain remote collections in care facilities.  
  • Read aloud online to an individual or group.  
What you Need
  • Transportation
  • Patience
  • A love of helping – Library staff will help select the materials and train you in this position

Material Preparation

What you do
  • Stamp, Paste, and mark materials in order to get them ready for the librarians to complete cataloging
  • Clean AV materials
What you need
  • Attention to detail
  • Agile fingers

Program Facilitators

What you do
  • Teach a group to learn a new skill online
  • Oversee their progress and set them free to enjoy
What you need
  • A passion for the material
  • Good communication skills
  • Dependability
  • On schedule

Children’s Advisory Council

What you do
  • Meet regularly with Children’s staff
  • Discuss program ideas
  • Consult with staff on changes that might help children more readily access library materials
What you need
  • A love of children
  • A passion for their educational, social, and emotional growth

Language Group Leaders

What you do
  • Lead a conversation group for patrons hoping to learn or improve their ability in a language other than English
  • Mentor one-on-one
What you need
  • Fluency in the language taught
  • A friendly, helpful attitude

    It is required by state law that all applicants – regardless of age – undergo a criminal background check (CORI) before they can actively volunteer in any part of the library.

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