Volunteer & Donate


For onsite volunteers only, references will be required and all volunteers must read and sign the Library’s Prevention of Abuse and Molestation Policy.

OpportunityAudience      Description
Friends of the Library (FOL)AdultsTimeframe: Varies
Participate in FOL by helping with a variety of volunteer activities.
Commitment: Varies
To apply: Contact FOL
English Language Learning (ELL)AdultsTimeframe: On-going. Classes offered Sept-June.
Teach classes (multiple levels offered, weekday mornings or evening) or Tutor students on a one-to-one/small group basis.
Commitment 1.5-2 hours/week
To apply: Complete an application at Circulation.
Questions? Contact ELL Program Coordinator: cph-ell@sals.edu
High School VolunteerGrades
Timeframe: November-June
Help with Library-related tasks, cleaning, and events.
Commitment: 4-10 hours per school year
To apply: Complete an application at Circulation.
Teen Summer Reading VolunteersGrades
6-8 and Grades 9-12
Timeframe: June-August

Grades 6 to 8: Register for a bag of craft projects to complete at home and bring back to the Library for volunteer credit.

Grades 9 to 12: Assist with the Library’s Summer Reading Club, Library events, passive programming, craft prep and more!

Commitment: Varies

To apply: Register in May using Library events calendar; spots fill up quickly.
VolunTEEN Book ReviewersGrades
Timeframe: On-going
Read a teen book published within the last 12 months and write a review.
Commitment: 3-15 hours per year
To apply: Write a review online – 3 hours per review
Timeframe: September-June
Help the Youth Services librarian with library-related tasks, or participate in community service projects for other organizations.
Commitment: up to 15 hours per school year
To apply: Register for events through the Library events calendar.


Monetary donations in memory or in honor of a loved one are gratefully accepted. Donations may be used to purchase materials, equipment, or sponsor programs. Donation forms are available at Circulation or print a completed form and bring it with you to the Library.

Book donations are accepted by the Friends of the Library. Please visit their website for the latest guidelines on book donations.

The Library is not accepting book donations at this time in anticipation for the Friends of the Library book sale at the end of September.