Do you want to make a positive impact in your community while gaining meaningful work and social experiences? The library accepts volunteers in grades 7-12 and adults to help with all kinds of jobs, some simple and some more technical. If you are a teen looking for service hours, please fill out the Teen Service hours application.

Current Openings

If you are looking to volunteer on an ongoing basis or for a specific program at the Library, view our current volunteer openings and complete the ongoing volunteer application. 

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Summer High School Volunteers

This year our Summer High School Volunteer Program is adapting to social distancing standards and the library’s closure due to COVID-19. Instead of working in the library, volunteers will be working from home on group assignments to help the library in July and August. Volunteers must be attending high school in the fall of 2020. Applications are due by June 21.

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Teen Service Hours

This application is for teenagers grades 7-12 looking for one time service opportunities or to reach a short-term volunteer goal. If you are interested in a continuing volunteer opportunity, please fill out the ongoing volunteer application.

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Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board is a great opportunity if you are in grades 6-12 and need more service hours for NHS, are interested in civic engagement and social responsibility, or really just love the library and like helping out.

We plan teen programs, decorate the Loft, and help out with library programs while eating pizza and earning service hours. Attendance at every meeting is NOT required, but we do hope you come to as many as you can! Click on the meeting dates below to register:

  • Watch for 2020-2021 meeting information, coming soon

Meeting dates may change

All programs are held in the Pollak Room on the 1st floor, unless otherwise indicated.

Court Ordered Community Service

Northbrook residents who have been ordered to complete at least 10 hours of volunteer service may be able to do them at the library. Please call or email to schedule an interview with the volunteer coordinator at 847-272-2611 or Persons under the age of 18 need the signature of a parent or guardian to perform service hours at the library.

Friends of the Library

Interested in volunteering in the Friends of the Library Bookshop? Get in touch with the Friends of the Library to learn more about this opportunity.