Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the library!

Teens in grades 6-8 can apply to become Volunteens. (High-schoolers who wish to volunteer can join the Studio Volunteer Corps based out of Studio 270.)

Volunteens volunteer for one hour per week, with other teens, doing a variety of tasks. Volunteen hours can be used to fulfill service commitments at school, church, or other organizations.

An application is available in the Youth Center and must be completed in advance, with a parent or guardian's signature. A limited number of teens will be accepted for each time slot, so please apply early.  For more information, please contact Aron Ryan at 847-289-5818 or

Winter 2018-2019 Sessions:

    • November
      • Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m. (11/6, 11/13, 11/27)
      • Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. (11/7, 11/14, 11/28)
      • Saturdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. (11/3, 11/10, 11/17)
    • December
      • Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m. (12/4, 12/11, 12/18)
      • Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. (12/5, 12/12, 12/19)
      • Saturdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. (12/1, 12/8, 12/15)


The above times are the only days and times available. Because the library wants to accommodate as many teens as possible, you may select only one time slot per session.