Midlothian Public Library offers a variety of opportunities for volunteer service for Teens (ages 12-17) and Adults (ages 18+).

Friends of the Library

Adults looking to make an ongoing positive contribution to the community through volunteering are strongly encouraged to get involved with the Friends of Midlothian Public Library. For more information, see our Friends Page.

Library Volunteers

Midlothian Public Library welcomes volunteer assistance for:

  • One-time special events (e.g., Summer Reading Kickoff, Hispanic Heritage Month Festival, etc.)
  • Short-term commitments (e.g., 4 hours per week for 6 weeks)
  • Long-term commitments (e.g., 1-2 hours per week on an ongoing basis)

Volunteers help with:

  • General clerical and maintenance tasks (e.g., sorting, cutting, light cleaning tasks, watering plants, etc.)
  • Set up, clean up, hosting game and craft tables, and refreshment service at special events.
  • 1:1 library patron assistance. We have a high demand for individuals with computer skills (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, online forms, etc.), job search skills (e.g., writing a résumé), or bilingual or ESL skills (for homework help or English language tutoring).

Court-Ordered Community Service

The library will not provide opportunities for fulfillment of court-ordered community service obligations and will not provide documentation of library volunteer hours to be used for this purpose.

To Apply:

Please fill out our Volunteer Application and return it to the Help Desk at the library or email our Public Services Assistant, Charlie Lowery, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and teens should email theirs to Teen Services Librarian, Stuart Kerr, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Adults age 18 and up must consent to a name-based criminal background check by the Illinois State Police prior to their approval as a volunteer.

For all rules and regulations governing volunteer service at Midlothian Public Library, please see our Volunteer Policy.