Want to give back, and make your community a better place? Our vision is to empower every voice in our community, and our mission is to share the information, services, and opportunities that fulfill Oak Park's aspirations.

Opportunities for support

Shelf Organizing Volunteers

Do you love books? Are you detailed-oriented? Get trained in how to make sure items are in order on library shelves and readily available for customers. This role may involve reaching, bending, reading small print, and sorting.

Special Projects Volunteers

Do you like talking with people? Do you need a flexible schedule? Sign up to help with special projects or events at the library or in the community.

Teen Service Club

Are you a teen? And a team player? Join us on Tuesdays during the school year as often as your schedule allows to help with a variety of projects, including working with library materials, crafting for library displays, and completing projects for local organizations. 

Youth Advisory Council

Are you a young person passionate about libraries? This council guides decisions about library events and books for young people.

Special Collections Volunteers

Are you interested in history? Are you highly organized? Adults age 19+ interested in archives, literature, and photography are especially encouraged to apply. Schedule mutually agreed on within business hours of Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm.

More ways to help

Friends of the Library

Volunteer with the Annual Book Fair or become a Board Member for the Friends of the Library. Learn more >

Board of Library Trustees

Elected community members volunteer their time to serve on the Library Board of Trustees. Learn more >

Giving to your library

Your generosity helps the library continue to be free and accessible to all. Learn more>

Volunteer Application

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