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Library Volunteer Opportunities

Want to help the library bring literacy to Racine?

Donating time is a great way to give back.

The Racine Public Library is so grateful to our volunteers throughout the community who help the library serve the community by hosting events, selling books and in so many other ways. If you’re interested in learning more about volunteering for the library, please contact Administrative Assistant Pamela Preisler at (262) 636-9170 or [email protected].

Ongoing Library Volunteer Roles



Adopt-a-Shelf volunteers are the silent helpers who keep our materials clean and in precise order both by Dewey Decimal System and alphabetically. Volunteers commit to organizing their assigned/chosen areas one hour per week but can work any time it is convenient to them.


Friends of the Racine Public Library 

The Friends of the Racine Public Library has an active group of volunteers and welcomes you to join them. Tasks include pricing and organizing donated books in the Friends workroom, displaying books at the ongoing book sale, staffing the semi-annual sales, assisting with library programs, promoting the Friends group and RPL, and serving on the Friends of the Racine Public Library Board.


Young Adult Library Leaders 

Interested in sharing your voice and ideas with the library team? How about becoming a library influencer, production assistant, or running some pretty cool library programs? Y.A.L.L. may be just what you’re looking for to gain some leadership experience. Learn more about the Young Adult Library Leaders program and how to apply here.


Home Delivery Services

The Racine Public Library’s Home Delivery Service connects patrons to a wide variety of materials they are not able to access on their own. Once enrolled in the program, patrons share their interests and needs with a library staff member who will prepare and schedule those materials for delivery; rotating out with new items every delivery/pickup. If interested in assisting with our Home Delivery Services, please contact Katie Day at [email protected].


Board Roles

Interested in a deeper way to support the library? Participating on the board of the Racine Public Library, Racine Public Library Foundation or Friends of the Racine Public Library is one of the most meaningful ways to help lead the library and serve your community. If you have the time and expertise to take up this kind of role, learn more at the links above.

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