Contribute Your Time and Your Talents

Volunteering can be a satisfying way to invest your time and energy and use your special skills.

Princeton Public Library is fortunate to have more than 275 dedicated adult volunteers who contribute their time, talent and energy to the library for a variety of long-term and short-term tasks. During the summer, more than 125 teen volunteers help the Youth Services staff with our Summer Reading Clubs, library events and other project-based tasks.

Adult Volunteers (18 years and older)

Adult volunteers assist the library in a variety of ways, including:

  • Shelving materials and keeping books in order.
  • Helping students with their homework after school.
  • Assisting with materials check-in.
  • Maintaining book and community information displays.
  • Assisting with the media collection.
  • Helping in the used book store.
  • Working on special projects.
  • Delivering books to home readers.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete an application. As opportunities arise that match your interests and availability, we will contact you. Most long-term opportunities require a commitment of at least six consecutive months. Applications will be kept on file for a period of one year. Princeton Public Library does not currently accept volunteers who are completing community service per court order.

Teen Volunteers (entering grades eight and higher in Fall 2014)

Teen volunteers greatly contribute to the library by helping the Youth Services staff with our Summer Reading Clubs and library events. We select our summer teen volunteers via an application process, and strong preference is given to Princeton Public Library cardholders. Learn more about obtaining a Princeton Public Library card on our website.

Teen Summer Volunteer applications will be accepted from April 15 to May 17, 2014. If you are a teen interested in volunteering with us this summer, you should attend one 30-minute information session. Strong preference in our volunteer selection process will be given to applicants who attend one of the following sessions:

  • Wednesday, April 16, 4 pm
  • Tuesday, April 22, 4 pm
  • Saturday, May 10, 4 pm

There is no registration for these information sessions, but attendance will be taken at each meeting. All sessions will be held in the Community Room. Bring your questions to an information session, or email us at teenvolunteer@princetonlibrary.org. Apply now.

Thank you very much for your interest in volunteering at the Princeton Public Library.