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Volunteer Opportunities at CLPL

Have you considered joining our Volunteer Team? Volunteers play a significant role at CLPL. Their service enables us to stretch our Library dollars in a tough economy and allows us to continue to offer first rate services to our patrons. As a Volunteer, we will work with you to accommodate your skills, abilities and schedule. You’ll have the opportunity to meet new friends, gain valuable experience, and grow in the CLPL mission – to learn, enjoy and better your life.

Listed below is a sampling of some of our available opportunities. To find out more about volunteering at CLPL, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator by phone at 815.526.5129. Click the link below for a CLPL Volunteer Program application form.

Printable volunteer application form

Job Title Job Description
Adopt a Shelf Put items in order on the Library shelves.
Book Cover Cleaner Clean covers of books in the Youth collection.
Computer Class Assistant Assist with training during computer classes.
Computer Cleaner Clean public/staff computers
Copy Assistant Copies and cuts materials
Disc Cleaner Clean CD & DVD discs using our Disc Chek machine.
Hold Wrapper Print, wrap and shelve self-service holds.
Homebound Delivery Deliver materials to our Homebound patrons.
Program Assistant Greet, count program participants; crowd control; distribute handouts, etc.
Program Prep Assistant Cut, paste, assemble materials; some photocopying.

Crystal Lake Library Foundation

The Crystal Lake Library Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, focuses on raising funds to support capital projects to improve the Library and its services. Past projects include providing funding for the Library’s computer lab and Storytime Room improvements.  The Foundation raises money through a variety of efforts.

The Crystal Lake Library Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors.  For more information, contact Foundation President, Brian Pappalardo at 815.455.3683.


Friends of Crystal Lake Library 

Members of this voluntary organization sponsor many fundraisers throughout the year. Money collected is used to support a variety of programs and activities, including the Summer Reading Program. For more information check out their website and like them on Facebook.