Volunteer at the Library

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library meet the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30 – 7:30 pm in the Community Room. The Friends are a group of volunteers who share a common belief that the library is important to the intellectual and cultural growth of the community. The members of this non-profit organization work to increase public awareness of all library services and assist in bringing funds to the library for special needs. Membership forms are available at the Help Desk. For more information contact us at: friends@glencarbonlibrary.org

Friends of the Library Scholarship

Volunteers of any age who are residents of Glen Carbon and are currently graduating from high school, have been accepted to a college or trade school, and who have completed 25 or more hours of community service with the Junior Friends of the Library (or library if an adult) will be eligible for a chance to receive a $500.00 scholarship from the Friends of the Library.

Scholarship Application


If you are interested in volunteering at the library, please fill out the volunteer application here.

Adult Volunteer Application


Calling all teens in grades 8-12 who want to give back!
Do you need community service hours and experience for college/job applications? Do you want to volunteer your time to assist the library with shelving or special projects?
Do you enjoy working independently?
Volunteer at the Glen Carbon Library! There are different ways to volunteer.

Assist with special events or projects:

When the library throws larger events or needs assistance with special projects, we often email volunteers to help us get the work done. Tasks can include helping us set up tables, face painting, handing out prizes, assisting with a craft, cleaning up after a program, and other tasks as needed.

Teens who would like to help out with these events should fill out a Teen Volunteer Application and drop it off at the library to a staff member at the Circulation Desk or the Youth Service Desk.

Run programs for teens or tweens:

Do you have a special interest you’d like to share with others? We are looking for teens to run teens interested in starting interest groups a the library. Whether it’s a love for anime and manga, video games, or everything Marvel, you could develop a group to reach teens with the same interests! This is a great opportunity to learn leadership skills that would look impressive on a resume.

Helping with shelving:

The next Shelving Training will be in the Fall. Anyone interested in shelving should check the calendar for the next training opportunity by clicking here.

Once a teen has completed the training and passed the shelving test, they must fill out a Teen Volunteer Application and the Volunteer Agreement. The completed application and volunteer agreements need to be dropped off to a Circulation Desk or Youth Services Desk staff member.

More info:

All volunteers must return their Teen Volunteer Applications with a parent or guardian’s signature to Aimee BEFORE the first day of volunteering.

For questions, please call 618-288-1212 *816. Teens need to contact staff about volunteer opportunities to best match teens with the tasks we have available. Parents and guardians should read this letter about our Teen Volunteer program before getting involved in the process.
Teen Volunteer Application