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 16,114 people - more than just Sugar Grove, but also parts of Montgomery and Aurora.
To apply for a volunteer position at the library, please fill out an application, available for pickup at the circulation desk. For questions about volunteering, please contact Nichole at 630-409-1589 or email.
Adopt a Shelf Volunteer
Do you have a favorite section of the library that you always browse? Adopt that shelf! You will be in charge of making sure the books are all in order and tidy for your adopted area. This is a flexible role that does not require a schedule. Simply check in when you are here to straighten your area.
Book Sale Volunteer
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. Books tend to slide and fall down on the shelf after browsing, so you would be in charge of tidying up.
Volunteers in this area would be responsible for weeding and occasionally watering annual plants. If the library acquires indoor plants, they may take care of those throughout the year. Garden volunteers may also solicit plant donations.
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.
Now Learn Community Volunteer
Now Learn: From Your Community series, where a community member or organization demonstrates a skill or discusses a topic in a specialized area. Is there something you want to "show and tell" to the public, or do you know someone who can?
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. Shelving volunteers must commit to a weekly 2 hour shift for at least 6 months. If you are unable to commit to that timeframe, the "Adopt a Shelf" program would be a better fit!
Summer Reading Program: Check-in Table 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.
Welcome Wagon Volunteer Committee
Help us get this project off the ground! We would like to assemble welcome packets for new community members. We need your help delivering the welcome bundle, sourcing items for the bundle, and other activities in support of this new program.
VolunTeens (grades 7-12)
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.
If you are ages 13-18 and would like to volunteer at the library, please reach out to our Adult and Teen Services Manager, Christine Edison at 630-409-3131 or by email.