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Thinking about volunteering at the

Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library?

We’d love to have you!


Please fill out and return the volunteer application form and the volunteer coordinator will contact you.

You can help in the following ways:

Upkeep of Public Areas

  • Light cleaning such as dusting, wiping tables, cleaning computer keyboards and computer tables, straightening books, and picking up
  • Restocking scratch paper and pencils at OPAC stations and by public computers

Shelf Reader

  • Organize shelves by putting nonfiction materials in Dewey Decimal order or fiction alphabetically
  • Accuracy is needed for this job
  • Ability to sort materials in alphabetical and/or Dewey Decimal order (will train)
  • Ability to bend to floor level and reach overhead


  • Maintain orderly and clean range of shelves in an assigned section
  • Identify damaged or stained materials and place them in designated area noting the item’s particular issue
  • Read spine labels, and reshelve books that are not in proper order
  • Shift books as necessary to assure easy access and spacing (will train)
  • Remove all bookmarks, paper, and litter from books and shelves

Audio Visual Materials Maintenance

  • Clean outside cases of circulating materials periodically or as needed
  • Check DVDs/CDs to see which need cleaning. Keeping track of what has been completed
  • Check to see if cases need to be changed
  • Dusting and cleaning of audiobook, music CD, and DVD shelves
  • Shifting materials (will train)

Program/Event Photographer

Use the library’s digital cameras to document programs held at the library. These pictures may be used for promotion and social media marketing.

Homebound Materials Delivery

  • Assist with regular delivery of materials to patrons that are unable to physically visit the library
  • Requires a valid driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance, and a good driving record

Assist the Friends of the Library Volunteers

Book sales. Special Events. Garden Tour. And more.

Special Events/Programs

We’ll add you to our list and let you know well ahead of time about upcoming events or programs that need volunteers

Still have questions?

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