Volunteer at the Library

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.

If you have questions or would like to donate your time,
call 785-580-4490 or email Kari Zimmerman at kzimmerman@tscpl.org.

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.
  • Assist the Red Carpet staff deliver material to patrons unable to come to the Library.
  • Research and list books online for the Friends of the Library
  • Learn valuable job skills by becoming a Teen Volunteer