Thank you for your interest in volunteering in the North Shelby Library's Children's Department. Applications are accepted year-round, but opportunities are available on a limited basis.


After training, teen volunteers assist the Children's Department with tasks such as the following:

  • shelving material
  • shelf reading
  • cleaning
  • preparing crafts
  • assisting before and during programs



In order to volunteer in the Children's Department, teens must be between 13-17 years old.

The Children's Department does not accept volunteers who are required to do court-ordered community service


During the school year (September thru April), volunteers may work up to two (2) hours a shift and may work up to one (1) shift per week in the department.

During special programs, volunteers may work up to three (3) hours a shift. During the summer (June and July), volunteers will have more frequent opportunities.

HOW TO APPLY - Application

Fill out the application and return it to the Children's Desk. Filling out an application does not guarantee acceptance.

Applications will be kept on file for one year. Please feel free to apply again if not contacted during that time.