Volunteer at the Library

Volunteer helping out at book sale

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is seeking bright, energetic people who want to work in a rewarding environment. If you are looking for a way to spend extra hours in your day, volunteering at the library is a great opportunity to help others and stay connected to one of the most resourceful organizations in the community. You would be a great addition to the family.

If you have questions or would like to donate your time, call 785-580-4490 or email.

Here are a few of the volunteer opportunities available:

  • Meet fascinating people, including major authors and speakers, by hosting special events.
  • Enrich the lives of children by assisting with crafts or storytelling programs.
  • Help Library staff efficiency by offering clerical and technical assistance.
  • Turn used books into “treasure” by working in the Friends Booktique and/or assist other volunteers prepare for the annual Book Sale.
  • Greet visitors to the Library with a smile and useful directional information.
  • Promote the Library by assisting with mailings and other activities.
  • Add the personal touch by helping patrons use Library computers or copy machines.
  • Work behind the scenes, helping Talking Books.
  • Assist the Red Carpet staff deliver material to patrons unable to come to the Library.
  • Learn valuable job skills by becoming a Teen Volunteer