Volunteer at the Library

Interested in volunteering at the library?

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Hamilton East Public Library! We are delighted you are considering joining our team of dedicated volunteers. We’re currently accepting applications for the opportunities listed below. We are unable to accept volunteers needing court-ordered volunteer service, and volunteers age 18+ must complete a background check prior to volunteering.

Please click on the volunteer assignment on the application for more information.


Current Opportunities:

Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Teen Advisory Board is the pulse of the teen community at the library. TAB members’ positive thoughts and ideas are heavily relied upon to create appropriate and engaging programs for teens. TAB members might be asked to weigh in on any topic that relates to library service for teens. Teens receive volunteer time for participating in monthly meetings. Volunteers must be enrolled in grades 6-12. TAB volunteers must fill out a TAB application as well as a general volunteer application.

Teens’ Top Ten Reviewer: The Teens’ Top Ten (TTT) is a national teen choice book list where teens nominate and vote on their favorite books of the previous year. We are one of the few groups across the US chosen to help create the list for next year! Teens will read books published in the current year and fill out a review form. They will receive 1 volunteer hour per hundred pages (rounded) read once the review is posted. Learn more about the Teens’ Top Ten Program. Volunteers must be ages 12-18.

For more info, contact: volunteer@hepl.lib.in.us.

Volunteer on a Request for Reconsideration Committee:

Hamilton East Public Library seeks volunteers who would be willing to serve on committees performing Request for Reconsideration reviews of library materials as described in the library’s Collection Development Policy.

Patrons may object to library resources that they find offensive or inappropriate, and any cardholder or resident has the right to request that material in the Library’s collection be reconsidered.

When these requests are submitted, library staff conduct a review of the resource and issue a decision. If the person submitting this request is not satisfied by this response, they may choose to appeal the decision. The volunteers we are seeking would, along with a library board member and a library staff member, be responsible for carrying out this additional review.