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. (Please see our Volunteer Policy)

Thanks for your interest in helping us out!


Kids & Teens Volunteers

The Kids & Teens Department is happy to offer special volunteer opportunities during the summer and throughout the school year. Selected students will gain work experience, credit hours, and a behind-the-scenes look at the library profession. 

We are currently taking applications for our summer session.  Those interested are invited to apply by printing and filling out a 2018 Summer Kids & Teens Volunteer Application and returning it to the Kids & Teens Desk by Friday, May 4. (Preference given for students in high school and college, but we may also accept those entering grades 7 and 8.)

Check back in September to apply for the regular volunteering opportunities during the school year.


Community Service Hours

We are not accepting applications for court-ordered community service hour at this time. Please check again in the future.

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