Volunteers

The Shrewsbury Public Library wouldn't run as successfully as it does without the support of a great volunteer team. This team participates in tasks such as:
  • Folding newsletters
  • Mending broken items
  • Shelving books
  • Watering plants
  • Everything else in between
If you're interested in serving as a volunteer at the Shrewsbury Public Library, here is some information you need to know.
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Applicants


Not everyone who applies for a volunteer position will be placed in a job - we receive numerous inquiries for almost every position we post. Last year, for instance, we had 566 volunteers serve for over 3,725 hours!

We favor applicants with library work experience and schedule flexibility. If you have further questions that are not answered with this information, please email the volunteer coordinator, Dan Barbour. Check below for current openings.

Opening Information for Adults (Updated 3/24/17)


Open house March 30th from 4PM-5:30PM in our learning lab.

Opening Information for Teenagers (Updated 3/27/17)


Summer 2017 orientations will begin in June.  Join our e-mail list service for the most up to date information.  

There are multiple one-hour orientations to be held on June 20th & June 21st (exact dates and times listed below). Registration is required for ONE SESSION ONLY, and limited to twenty young adults per session. You can register on our event calendar starting in May.  Students who are entering grades 7-12 as of the Fall of 2017 may attend to learn about joining our summer program. All participants MUST be on time to attend. Those that arrive late will not be able to attend the session. Attending an orientation is required to volunteer in our summer program, and all who attend will have to pass a test to formally be a part of our team. For those that pass, there is a four hour per week requirement. Students get to make their own schedule each week on a first sign-up basis. Students who will be away for more than a two-week period this summer may not join this volunteer team, BUT we will have other opportunities to volunteer this summer. We look forward to a great summer of volunteering at our new site!

Young Adult Summer Volunteer Orientation Session A
Tuesday Jun 20, 2017 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Young Adult Summer Volunteer Orientation Session B
Tuesday Jun 20, 2017 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Young Adult Summer Volunteer Orientation Session C
Tuesday Jun 20, 2017 from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Young Adult Summer Volunteer Orientation Session D
Tuesday Jun 20, 2017 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Young Adult Summer Volunteer Orientation Session E
Wednesday Jun 21, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Young Adult Summer Volunteer Orientation Session F
Wednesday Jun 21, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Young Adult Summer Volunteer Orientation Session G
Wednesday Jun 21, 2017 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM