Batavia Public Library


Adult Volunteers

Friends of the Batavia Public Library

The Friends of the Batavia Public Library is an entirely volunteer group. The anual 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.

Keepers of the Shelves (KOTS)

Keepers of the Shelves is a special program for adult volunteers who keep the library in great condition. Keepers of the Shelves gives individuals a responsibility for a specific section of the library to keep it neat and in call number order. This program works with any schedule because it allows the volunteer to visit his / her chosen area at least once a month when he/she is available. Keepers of the Shelves is a great way to get involved by taking pride in your Batavia Public Library and keeping it orderly.

Adult volunteer application

If you are interested in volunteering at Batavia Public Library – once a week, once a month, or somewhere in between – please stop by the Check Out Desk and pick up a volunteer application or Adult Volunteer Application, fill it out, and return it to the Library.

Volunteer positions might not always be available. However, applications are kept on file until a position becomes available.

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

Students in Grades 6 – 8

Download a pdf application here!

Becoming a Batavia Library Junior Volunteer

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.

Questions? Contact Joanne Zillman or Ruth Arrott, (630)879-1393 ext 500.

Junior Volunteer Applications

Summer Application   (June – August)
School Year Application (September – May)
Book Buddies Application

Jr. Volunteer Survey