Volunteer at the library

Become a Volunteer - Adults and Teens

We appreciate and value the time and effort given by our volunteers. Over the past year our volunteers supported our commitment to excellence by contributing over 10,000 hours of time to the library.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Volunteers must be in grade nine or above.
  • Volunteers must successfully complete a volunteer application.
  • Volunteer opportunities do not require a current Naperville Public Library card.
  • Volunteer tasks and schedules vary. Specific departments may require a background check, an annual MVR (Motor Vehicle Records) report and or a skills assessment.

The library strives to place every applicant; however, volunteer opportunities are limited. Volunteers will be contacted as opportunities become available and scheduled as needed. We keep applications on file for six months. If you have not been placed in six months and would still like to volunteer, please re-apply.

  Click here to apply!

Current Volunteers

If you have already setup your online volunteer account, you can:

LOGIN: check your schedule, sign up for more hours, contact us
MyVolunteerPage.com

Mobile link: check your schedule, etc on your phone
MyVolunteerPage.mobi

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Volunteer Contact

Volunteering Opportunities in the Community

Summer Reading Program Volunteers

Summer Reading Program runs from June 4 to August 10, 2018.

APPLY to be a volunteer and SIGN UP for your schedule starting May 1 at 9 a.m.

​Requirements

  • Be entering 6th - 12th grade in Fall 2018.
  • Notify the library in advance of a missed shift.

Summer Volunteer Activities:

STARS & TEEN SRP
June 4 - Aug. 10
2 hour shifts

  • Explain the program and help participants sign up
  • Distribute reading logs and prizes
  • Assist library staff as needed
  • Must commit to at least 7 shifts of service
STARS & TEEN SRP Requirement:

READ2gether
June 4 - July 27
1.25 hour shifts

  • Read with an elementary school student(s) to help develop reading skills
  • Help choose books, take turns reading aloud
  • Assist library staff as needed
  • Must commit to at least 6 shifts of service

STEM2gether
June 19 - July 26
1.5 hour shifts

  • Help kids entering kindergarten through 4th grade with STEM activities
  • Must commit to at least 3 shifts of service

Backup List

When you SIGN UP, add yourself to the backup list if you would like more service hours throughout the summer. Each activity at each building has a separate backup list. Staff uses these lists to fill empty shifts.

Absences

We count on you to be at your scheduled time each week. If you know you will be absent, please remove yourself from the shift as soon as possible. If you need to cancel with less than one week’s notice, please call or email the library where you volunteer to let them know. The library staff will try to arrange a backup for you. No more than 3 unexcused absences are permitted.

Pokémon League Volunteer

Experienced and enthusiastic Pokémon trainers are needed to assist our Pokémon League. Volunteers will teach and play Pokémon with younger kids.
Volunteers must be:

  • In 9th through 12th grades.
  • Proficient in the card game
  • Available on the first Thursday of the month from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Pokémon League meets at Nichols Library.
Contact Lizzy Klinnert, Volunteer Coordinator, if interested.
lklinnert@naperville-lib.org
630-961-4100, ext. 2226

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