Do the libraries accept volunteers?


Volunteer service enriches our community. The rewards are many: helping others, sharing your skills, making new friends, expanding your interests, earning community service hours, and having fun. These opportunities are great for corporate teams and groups of all kinds. Volunteers work under the supervision of the Library Volunteer Coordinator. Below are some of the various opportunities available in New Castle County. Call 302-395-5651 for more information.

There is always a way to Love Your Library.

Special Volunteer Opportunities

Book Buddy Program

Deliver library books and materials to homebound individuals and their caregivers.

Opportunities For Teens

Summer Reading Challenge: Start your summer right by helping your local New Castle County Library with their Summer Reading Challenge. Help children track their hours so they can complete their logs by summer’s end.

General Volunteer Opportunities


  • Provide one-on-one or small group basic skills in computers/technology
  • Shelf read, dust and shift shelf materials (Ask about our Adopt A Shelf Program)
  • Assist in setting up and breaking down rooms for programs
  • Provide clerical assistance in filing, stapling, copying, laminating, etc.
  • Assist in some circulation duties such as packing transit materials, pulling/processing items on the holds list, secure DVDs in their sleeves or cases, etc.
  • Assist with the New Castle County Summer Reading Challenge for both
    children and adults
  • Process library materials such as adhering or removing stickers/labels, weeding library materials, etc.
  • Assist with story times and/or other types of library programs at the discretion of library staff
  • Assist with processing donations; maintaining the library book sale shelves

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7. Do the libraries accept volunteers?