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Volunteer for your library!

Library volunteers may assist with special tasks, including:
  • Sorting and shelving incoming book donations
  • Assisting with sales at our volunteer bookstore
  • Deep cleaning projects at library locations
  • DVD cleaning
  • Special event support

The library hosts occasional Library Volunteer Corps meetings inside the bookstore at our 30/31 Library to discuss current volunteer needs and opportunities. Please check our Find Events calendar for current dates. 

To volunteer, please fill out a volunteer application and contact form with our Business Office.
For more details about library volunteering, please download our Library Volunteer Policy.

Special event volunteers may greet and direct guests, assist with serving refreshments, help library program staff distribute and collect event surveys, assist with program activities, such as games and crafts, and other needs.
 

Library events where volunteers may be needed include:

  • Winter and Summer Reading kickoff events
  • Hug-A-Book Events Early Learning Events
  • Banned Books Week Reading: Last week of September
  • Frieze Lecture Series - Tuesdays, final two weeks of October, first two weeks of November

From time to time, the Rock Island Public Library Foundation may also need volunteers to assist with special events, such as Scrabble Scramble, trivia nights and Food for Thought fundraiser. For information about these opportunities, please contact Foundation director Kathy Lelonek at 309-732-7326 or by email.

For other questions about volunteering, please contact our Business Office at 309-732-7305 or email us.

Downtown

401 19th Street, Rock Island
(309) 732-7323
Monday - Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday - Saturday 9am - 5pm

 

30/31

3059 30th Street, Rock Island
(309) 732-7369
Monday - Tuesday 9am-5pm
Wednesday 12pm -8pm
Thursday 12pm-8pm
Friday - Saturday 9am-5pm

Southwest

9010 Ridgewood Road, Rock Island
(309) 732-7338
Monday - Tuesday  12pm-8 pm
Wednesday-Saturday  9am-5pm

All locations closed Nov. 22 & 23.