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

Mobile link: check your schedule, etc on your phone

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Volunteering Opportunities in the Community

Calling all Muggles!

Harry Potter: The Party That Shall Not Be Named

July 28, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Nichols Library
200 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540

To celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday, Nichols Library will be transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry on Saturday, July 28. The library needs volunteers for the following time slots to help with the party. Please note, volunteers must be entering grade 9 or older.
  • 9:15 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • 12:15-4 p.m.
  • 3:15-7 p.m.

Complete a volunteer application to sign up. Please include your preferred time slot and which house you would be sorted into at Hogwarts.

Summer Reading Program Volunteers

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

Signup to volunteer for SRP

New volunteers, please create an account.

Returning volunteers, please use your login information from last year.


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

Summer Volunteer Activities:

STARS & TEEN SRP — Availability at Nichols Library Only!
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

STEM2gether — Availability at Naper Blvd. Library Only!
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


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.

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