Become a Volunteer

Whether you have an hour to serve or are available for more, we welcome you to join us at the Lawrence Public Library. We do not have an age minimum! If you want to volunteer after school, with your school, or even with your parents/family, we welcome that too.

Please note: Anyone 18 years or older will need to pass a CORI. Download CORI Application.

Here are some areas we can use help in:

Children’s Room/1st Floor

We need many volunteers in this department! After school homework help is a busy time (Mondays-Thursdays 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) Volunteers are needed to help students in grades K-8 with homework, covering all subjects.

Volunteers are also needed to engage youth after school with various activities including chess, board games, service projects, and engaging discussions on various topics.

Reference/2nd Floor

Volunteers can help us organize our shelves to ensure the discoverability of all our items including our archived newspapers, books, magazines, and DVDs.

Special Collections/3rd Floor

Volunteers can be assigned a project by our archivists, Louise Sandberg, that may include data input as digitizing is underway.

Administration/3rd Floor

Volunteers can be assigned a project by a member of our administrative team that may include files organization, reaching out to our contact list, and helping with promotions (for both programs and our items).

Building Maintenance

Volunteers can help dust our shelves and wipe down our public computer lab equipment or help with any upkeep around or building and grounds.

Volunter Application

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