Volunteers keep shelves organized, shelve books, take care of the grounds (weeding, planting, cleaning outside), assist during the summer reading program, and help with other special projects and events. The Library accepts volunteers age 13 and older, and has a VolunTEENs program exclusively for people ages 13 - 18.
The Library would not function without the help of our strong volunteer team. Volunteers are extremely valued members of our library team! The Library is significantly underfunded, so the more volunteer assistance we receive, the more services we can offer the community. Our District serves 16,145 people - more than just Sugar Grove, but also parts of Montgomery and Aurora.
The library ambassadors are advocacy volunteers who help the community find out about the Library's programs and services. Ambassadors might be assigned as their neighborhood social media liason - sharing library information to your neighborhood groups. An ambassador may also attend Now Learn series programs to socialize with and provide tours to new library patrons. We hope that ambassadors can help provide a 'Welcome Wagon' type of experience to new residents to let them know how you get a library card. Ambassadors might also help with public-facing outreach responsibilities on behalf of the Library Friends.
Volunteers in this area would be responsible for sorting and reviewing donated items for the collection, and helping to keep the sale shelf organized and refilled.
Volunteers in this area would be responsible for outdoor yardwork including weeding and watering plants, and assisting with any annual plantings. If the library acquires indoor plants, they may take care of those throughout the year.
Graphic Design Volunteer
Do you have a knack for creating graphics that draw people in? We'd love help on special design projects. Our team uses Canva for design.
Volunteers would attend events to take photographs of attendees and activities on an as-needed basis.
Do you enjoy order? Know a little about the Dewey Decimal system? Okay with singing "ABC" in your head a lot? You might enjoy shelving books, movies, music, and other library materials into different areas of the library. We will provide training.
Summer Reading Program Volunteer
Volunteers help the library staff by checking in children at the summer reading check in table. This involves handing out and collecting reading logs, properly marking and filing the information both in paper and by computer, and handing out prizes for reading accomplishments. Volunteers must be able to communicate information clearly to children and their caregivers. They must be able to read, write, and type on a computer. Summer Reading Program Volunteers are generally asked to help a minimum of 2-6 hours per week during the 8 week program.
Do you want to earn service hours while helping the Sugar Grove Public Library?
Join the Library VolunTEENS program! For those in grades 7-12. You will earn service hours during the meeting, as well as if you volunteer for any events or projects beyond these meetings.
During the meetings, you will provide feedback and ideas to the Librarian on how to make the Library better for teens. You will also have the opportunity to help with creative projects to promote the library’s services, books, and programs. Activities may also include organizing, shelving, preparing crafts, and more.