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The Highland Park Public Library remains a vibrant destination for learning and exploration with your help. There are many ways you can support our mission including joining the Friends of the Library, making a donation, volunteering your time, or sponsoring a Library program or activity. Please consider adding your support today. Click any link on the left to learn more. Thank you.



The Highland Park Public Library is seeking volunteers to work with our friendly staff on a variety of tasks.

For more information, please contact the coordinator:
847-432-0216 x 100

Access the Volunteer Portal to fill out a volunteer application

Volunteer Hours are flexible. If you are detail-oriented, well organized and enjoy customer service, this is the volunteer opportunity for you!

Membership Services: Notify patrons by phone of reserved materials ready for pick up, shelve materials, and various office tasks.

Film & Music Services: Shelve materials, shelf-read, photocopy handouts, clean and repair discs

Technical Services: Apply labels, stamps and book covers, mend and clean all types of materials, record processing and withdrawal statistics. Open boxes, check in items against purchase order lists, organize paperwork for payment approval, and prepare received items for cataloging.

Youth Services: Maintain literacy areas including cleaning and restocking materials; photocopy literacy area materials, listen to book reports during Summer Reading program (June - July).  Junior Page Program (June - August)

New Media Services: Offer basic technical assistance to patrons who attend programs, as well as backup assistance to the New Media staff running the program.

Friends of the Library: Assist by sorting through donations, setting up regular book sales in the Book Nook, as well as the once or twice a year Big Sales in the auditorium and operating those sales.