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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Program Preparation Volunteers:  Winter 2019 (Teens and Adults)

Help prepare crafts and materials for Youth Services’ winter programming. Tasks include: cutting shapes, counting and sorting materials, blowing up balloons with an air machine, and making slime. 

To sign up for one of these shifts, please email or call 847-272-4300.

Tuesday, December 3, 6pm-8pm

Wednesday, December 4, 6pm-8pm

Saturday, December 7, 10am-12pm OR 2pm-4pm

Sunday, December 8, 2pm-4pm

Tuesday, December 10, 6pm-8pm

Wednesday, December 11, 6pm-8pm

Thursday, December 12, 6pm-8pm

Saturday, December 14, 10am-12pm OR 2pm-4pm

Sunday, December 15, 2pm-4pm

Wednesday, December 18, 6pm-8pm

Sunday, December 22, 2pm-4pm

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:

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.