Volunteering at the Library

Volunteering is a great way to get involved and show your support for our Library! It's also a great way for students to gain some community service experience for their college applications. In 2018, our volunteers pledged a total of 1894 hours giving us a helping hand-- thank you to all of our volunteers: past, present, and future!

To become a volunteer, or if you have any questions, please call the Library at 414-302-8500.

Current Opportunities

We are currently looking for volunteers to assist our Friends of the Library with our monthly book sales.These volunteer shifts are on the second Friday of each month anywhere from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and on the second Saturday of each month anywhere from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. There are no time requirements to volunteer with us; help out for an hour, or stay all day!

What to Expect

Friday volunteer shifts involve setting up for our book sale on Saturday. This may include:

• Moving donations from the storage room to the atrium and conference rooms
• Sorting donations of books, movies, etc. and putting them in their designated sale area
• Organizing donations by category (cookbooks, science fiction, etc.)
• Keeping the donation storage room tidy

Saturday volunteer shifts involve some set-up, the actual book sale, and cleaning up after the sale. This may include:

• The same set-up tasks listed above
• Assisting and directing patrons where to find items
• "Ringing up" patrons for their purchases
• Moving items that were not sold back to their storage areas

Future Opportunities

Stay tuned to this page for any future volunteer opportunities we may have, or give our Friends' Facebook page a follow for updates!