Would you like to make a difference in your community and help out at your public library? Or maybe you are a student who needs volunteer hours for church or school? Then we welcome you to volunteer with us!

While not always available, the Elmwood Park Public Library has various volunteer opportunities throughout the year, including assisting us with events and programs, special projects, shelving, cleaning, and other tasks.

If you are interested in volunteering, please print and fill out a Library Volunteer Application and return it to the Circulation Desk. This will help you determine if we have the sorts of tasks that you are interested in doing, and helps us determine if you have the availability and interests that are compatible with our schedule and needs. Please keep in mind that while we will do our best to contact you regarding your application, there is no guarantee you will hear from us if we have nothing compatible at this time.

Thanks for your interest in helping us out!


Summer Reading Volunteers

The Kids & Teens Department is happy to offer special volunteer opportunities as part of our Summer Reading Program. Selected students will gain work experience, credit hours, and a behind-the-scenes look at the library profession. 

Those interested are invited to apply by printing and filling out a 2017 Summer Volunteer Application and returning it to the Kids & Teens Desk. (Unlike previous years, there will be limited positions available. Preference given for students entering high school and college in the fall, but we will also accept those entering grades 7 and 8.)


Community Service Hours

If you need court ordered community service hours, we will try our best to help you.  Please contact our Facilities Manager at 708.453.7645 x1245 for more information and availability.

Peter N. Silvestri Cultural and Learning Center | Serving Elmwood Park Since 1936