Volunteering at the Library

We have great volunteer opportunities for teens who need to earn community service hours, as well as adults looking for meaningful volunteer opportunites.


TEENS: International Games Day

International Games Day (IGD)

On Saturday November 19th Aurora Public Library will join libraries around the world for the celebration of gaming in libraries.  APL will be offering special gaming events for all ages.  We are currently seeking teen volunteers to facilitate games for our patrons. Click here to download the application or pick one up in the YA section of the Library. Deadline for applications is Saturday, November 5th.  There will be a mandatory training session on Saturday, November 12th, 10 am – 12 pm.  Volunteers will be required to attend the IGD event on Saturday, November 19th, 1:30 – 5 pm.


TEENS: TAG Volunteer Program

Aurora Public Library is starting a Teen Advisory Group! We’re looking for local teens to contribute fresh ideas and opinions for our YA programs and collections.
Not only will you be helping to create a vibrant place for your peers, you will also earn community service hours. Click here to download the application. If you downloaded the form, submit your application by email or in person at the Children and Young Adult Information Desk.


TEENS: Reading Buddies Volunteer Program

Reading Buddies is a literacy-based program for children who have difficulty reading at their grade level. Children in grades one - six will meet in the library with a high school volunteer once a week for a one-hour session. The sessions continue for ten weeks. Reading Buddies is not a homework club or a child care service. Buddies will concentrate on reading for pleasure and together enjoy activities that promote reading and writing. Volunteers can earn hours toward their community service while making a valuable contribution to the life of a young person. Applications are accepted twice a year. Volunteers must be in Grades 9-12, and must live or attend school in Aurora. Click here to download the application or fill in this online form. If you downloaded the form, submit your application by email or in person at the Children and Young Adult Information Desk.


TEENS: Student Community Service Program


Students may apply to the library to serve up to 20 hours of the 40 community service hours required to complete the Secondary School Diploma.  Students must live or attend a secondary school located within the Town of Aurora boundaries.  Also, they must be in Grades 9-12, and between 13 and 18 years of age inclusive.  Students are required to complete the application form, available at the Adult Information Desk. Students must complete their 20 hours within a one month period. Space is limited.  If you would like to become a student volunteer, please visit the Adult Information Desk.



ADULTS: Visiting Library Service

The Visiting Library Service offers library service to people who are homebound and who have no alternative means of obtaining library materials.On a regular basis, a library volunteer will deliver books and other library materials to those who cannot come to the facility themselves.

If you would like to volunteer, please complete this application.