Volunteers expand and supplement the services the Library is able to offer to the public. They also provide a form of outreach into the community, conveying an impression of our values and our commitment to the community.

Community members annually contribute some 8,500 hours of volunteer time to the Library doing shelving, shelf reading, typing, etc. Volunteers are a vital and highly valued part of our Library.

Volunteer Benefits

  • Help make a difference in your community! Volunteers are honored each year for their service at a special event.
  • A nonresident can earn a library card by first volunteering 12 hours and then maintaining 12 volunteer hours per quarter.

Becoming a Volunteer

Adults & Youth
  • Please submit the Volunteer Registration Form.
  • The Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to make an appointment to meet with you.
  • Youth 14 and older can volunteer during the school year as well as the Youth Summer Program.
  • Youth 14 years and older can volunteer during the school year and volunteer credit may be earned.
  • Placement in the Library will be dependent upon the Library’s current needs and the Volunteer Coordinator’s assessment of the applicant’s abilities and motivation.

Successful Volunteers

In an effort to ensure a positive experience with us, the Library has defined some criteria for successful volunteering:

  • Individual responsibility
  • Commitment
  • Maturity
  • Attention to detail
  • Professional customer service
  • Ability to work independently after initial training.

The Library is unable to provide a one-to-one mentoring relationship.

Main Library

Main Library Hours
Tuesday 10-7
Wednesday 10-7
Thursday 10-6
Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-5
Closed Sunday and Monday

2450 14th Avenue SE

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Carnegie Library

Carnegie Library Hours
Wednesday and Thursday 1-6
Friday and Saturday 10-1
Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

302 Ferry Street SW




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