January Temporary Closure Update

Palatine Library has resumed Curbside Pickup at all locations. If you have received notification that your holds are ready, you can make an appointment to come pick them up. See palatinelibrary.org/TemporaryClosure for full details.


How to Apply

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You may also submit a paper application, available at all Library locations. Some opportunities require a special application (as noted).

Volunteers need a valid Palatine Public Library District card and must commit to volunteering a minimum of 15 hours. We are unable to accommodate court-ordered or court-supervised community service.  

Opportunities for Adults

Member Services Volunteer

Location:  Main Library

Date/time:  Monday - Thursday between 6:30  - 8:30 p.m. (2 hours)

Duration:  Short Term or Ongoing 

Assist the Member Services Department by shelving holds, casing cd's or dvd's, and assisting staff with other tasks as necessary.  Volunteer must commit to volunteering two hours each week (minimum 15 hours).  This opportunity requires reaching, bending, squatting, and kneeling to complete tasks.  Volunteer must pass a short alphabetical quiz in order to be placed as a Member Services volunteer.  Short term volunteers (teens ages 14-17) may apply for these opportunities. 

Opportunities for Teens

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) - for grades 8th-12th

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meets monthly during the school year and members assist at various programs throughout the year.  Applicants must be in grades 8-12 to become a member.  Applications are available August 1-15. 

Tween Advisory Group (TAG) - for grades 5th-7th

The Tween Advisory Group (TAG) meets monthly during the school year on Saturdays between 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Enjoy a fun activity and give input for library services, displays, programs, and collections.  Each month features a different activity.  Sign-up two weeks before the date on the library events calendar or click the link below.   No application required. 

December 5 , January 2, February 6 



Contact Karla Nora, Volunteer Coordinator at knora@palatinelibrary.org for further information.  

Please see Policy 8 for more information about volunteering at the Library.