Batavia Public Library

Batavia Public Library
10 S. Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 879-1393

Mon.–Thurs:    9 am–9 pm
Fri.–Sat.:           9 am–5 pm
Sunday:             12   –  5 pm


Adult Volunteers

Friends of the Batavia Public Library

The Friends of the Batavia Public Library is an entirely volunteer group. The annual book sales are one of their largest volunteer efforts. Additional volunteer opportunities with the Friends are also available. To help with the book sale or for more information, call (630) 879-8220.

Teen Volunteers

The library is accepting applications for high school volunteers. Come in for 1 hour a week on a weekday, Mon.-Fri., and get volunteer credit. You must be a Batavia High School student or live in the Batavia Public Library District.

Download a pdf application here!

Fill it out, and return it to the reference desk at the Library.

Junior Volunteers

Space is limited – call the Youth Services Desk @ (630)879-1393 x500
Becoming a Batavia Library Junior Volunteer
Students in Grades 6 – 8

What junior volunteers might be asked to do:

  • Straighten shelves
  • Organize magazines
  • Help prepare for special programs
  • Photocopying
  • Cut out storytime projects
  • Organize fingerplays or flannel boards
  • Cut scrap paper
  • Check puzzles and games

Junior volunteer checklist:

  • Be on time.
  • Dress neatly.
  • Respect library rules.
  • Call the library’s Youth Services department if unable to work that day, (630)879-1393 ext 500.
  • Sign in and out during volunteer times.
  • Visit with friends after volunteer hours.
Download a junior volunteer (grade 6–8) application

Print the application or pick up an application from the Youth Services desk. Complete both sides and return to the Youth Services desk no later than the date noted on the application for the session you are interested in. All applications will be reviewed. Students selected as junior volunteers will be notified of their schedules prior to their start date.

Jr. Volunteer Survey

Questions? Contact Youth Services, (630) 879-1393 ext 500.

Statement of Mission

The mission of the Batavia Public Library is to provide and ensure access to materials and services to meet the lifelong learning needs of residents and organizations, as well as to create a welcoming place to gather, exchange ideas, and participate in cultural events.

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