VolunteersTeens entering grades 9-12 are invited to volunteer at the library in the Studio Volunteer Corps. We provide a variety of services for the library including pulling carts of books, making buttons for library events, preparing crafts for the Youth Department, and making the library a great place to be.

Please bring an ID, School IDs, Drivers License, or Library Card.


Applications are available in Studio 270 and at the Information Desk or Apply Online.


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If you have any questions about volunteering or can not make the scheduled times please contact Nick Stackowiak at 847-695-7577 or nstackowiak@gailborden.info.

Volunteer Opportunities

Drop-In Volunteers
Drop in and help out the library with cleaning, book displays, and other projects.

Social Media
Do you rock at Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube? Then apply to be a Social Media Volunteer! Schedule will be set for each individual volunteer.

The Reviewers
Do you have an opinion? Then help us write and edit book, movie, and game reviews for our website.

Cards for Humanity
Make unique greeting cards for those in our community who need it most.

Decoration Committee
Help us create wonderful and unusual works of art for Studio 270. This will be an ongoing group so regular attendance is encouraged!

AV Club
Help us create video, animation, and music for the Studio!

More Ways to Volunteer
The United Way Teen Volunteer Guide can direct you to volunteer opportunities through out Elgin.

The Gail Borden Public Library District does not accept Court Ordered Community Service volunteers at this time.