Volunteer at the Library

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer for the Monona Public Library. We appreciate the donation of your time and your effort to help the library better serve the community.

By contributing your time and your talents, you can assist thousands of Monona citizens and neighbors, and the community as a whole, find the materials they need for work, for school, and for fun.

We Need You

Volunteers bring the library enthusiasm, added energy and talents, and a fresh perspective. They enhance, rather than replace, library staffing. Volunteers enrich the library's offerings, rather than provide basic services. Volunteer services helps the library make the best use of its fiscal resources. Volunteers are liaisons to the community and are advocates for quality library services.

Become a Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering, please visit the library and pick up a Volunteer Application at the main desk. Give your completed application to a staff member at the main desk. After your application has been reviewed, a librarian will call you.

Please note that, due to staff constraints, there may be a short delay from the time you return your application to the time you are contacted. We ask that volunteers commit to a minimum of two hours per week. We will work with you in creating a schedule that works best for you.

At this time, we cannot accommodate court-referred volunteers.

Volunteer Qualifications

We like our volunteers to be enthusiastic about the library and have the desire to work in a professional environment. Familiarity with the library, with computers and literature, is a big plus. Manual dexterity is required. But the attributes a library volunteer needs most are a love of libraries, a desire to help others, and a strong sense of humor. The people who work at Monona Library love their work and love the services we provide and we want our volunteers to feel the same way.

Summer Teen Volunteers

Youth entering grades 6 to 12 are invited to apply for a position as a Teen Volunteer for the Monona Public Library Summer Reading & Activity Program. Applications are available May 1st and due the last Tuesday of May. Teens who are accepted into the program will receive training and a schedule to help from mid June through August. 

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