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Become a Library Volunteer

The Hayner Public Library District is a tremendous asset to the community and surrounding area. It is also a wonderful place to make your contribution as a library volunteer. Whether you volunteer on a weekly or monthly basis, or for special projects, we welcome your time and talents in one of our three library locations.

As a valued member of the volunteer team, you will play an important role as a partner in the library's mission of "providing resources to lifelong learners." You will enjoy knowing that you are contributing your time to one of Illinois's best public libraries.


A variety of tasks are available for library volunteers, whether you are a teen or senior citizen. We welcome volunteers age 12 and older to assist us in all areas of the library:

  • Adopt-a-Shelf
  • Acquisitions Assistant
  • Book Detective
  • Book Reviewer
  • Children's Areas
  • Community Service
  • Delivery Service
  • Delivery Service Assistant
  • DVD Examiner
  • Gardening
  • Gardening Coordinator
  • Genealogy Greeter
  • Library Greeter
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Page Assistant
  • Scrapbooker
  • Special Projects
  • Summer Reading

We have a summer program for 10–12 year olds to volunteer in the children's libraries. They will be heling with the Summer Reading Program. Applications may be picked up at the Alton Square Library.

How to Volunteer

Volunteer application forms are available at the circulation and reference desks or click here to view it online. Please complete and return this form to the library where it will be evaluated by our Volunteer Coordinator. A one-week minimum is required to process your application so that the library can fit your interests, experience, and availability to the needed jobs. We are unable to assign volunteer hours on a "drop-in" basis. Because our priority for library staff is serving library patrons, volunteer hours must be scheduled in advance.


To make a difference in your library, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 462-0677, Ext. 2844.

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