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Wednesday, September 28, 2022  |  9 am – 9 pm

Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm
Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 1 – 5 pm

Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the library.

Middle school greeting cardsOpportunities to volunteer virtually

30 minutes

  • Be a Middle School Marvel | Share information about what makes you uniquely you! Fill out a fun questionnaire, and you could be featured on the Middle School page!
  • Write a Review | Share your favorite and least favorite books, movies, music, and video games.
  • Submit an idea for a program | The library serves a population of more than 27,000 residents and provides a variety of educational, informational, and recreational programs to meet the diverse needs of the Glen Ellyn community. What program would you like to see at the library?
  • Create kindness rocks | Create a kindness rock and put it somewhere for someone else to find. Sharing words of kindness and wisdom help alleviate stress and inspire others to follow your example. Take a few pictures as you create and email them to me.
  • Send feedback | Did you recently participate in a library program? What did you like? How can we improve?
  • Send greeting cards | Design two greeting cards with brief, friendly messages inside to
    brighten our homebound members’ days. You can drop them off at the drive-up window, the Library Services Desk, or in the Youth Department, and we’ll pass them on. Be creative!
  • Create bookmarks | Make some fun bookmarks to share with our homebound members! You can drop them off at the drive-up window, the Library Services Desk, or in the Youth Department, and we’ll pass them on. (Two bookmarks=30 minutes)

One hour

  • Write a guest article (minimum 250 words) | Write in detail about a topic, database, book, hobby, or recipe. Don’t forget pictures!
  • Make homemade dog treats | Do you love baking, and dogs? Whip up some easy dog treats and donate them to 4 Paws 4 U 4 Ever . Take a few pictures during the baking process and a picture of your finished product and email them to me. Please contact the shelter directly (phone 630-293-8772) first to check about submissions and to coordinate drop-off.
  • Make DIY cat toys | Get creative and make cat wand , cat toy pom pom , or some other toys for the adoptable cats and kittens at A.R.F. ! Please contact A.R.F. directly (phone 630-200-3828) first to check about submissions and then to coordinate drop-off. Take a few pictures during the crafting process and a picture of your finished products.

Suggestions for cheerful messages for greeting cards

  • May your day be filled with all kinds of bright sunny things
  • I’m just sending a note and a smile to you today. Have a great day!
  • Sending cheerful thoughts to brighten your day
  • Sending lots of hugs your way
  • Have a beautiful day
  • Wishing the happiest of days to a wonderful person!
  • There is no one quite like you. Never forget how special you are!
  • Hoping your day is as wonderful as you are! Hang in there!
  • Hoping today that you find some little comforts and joys in the ordinary things around you.
  • Hoping today brings you happiness and all things good!
  • Sending major good vibes your way.

In addition to the great volunteer opportunities at the library, there are many interesting local venues that welcome teenage volunteers. Here are a few places you might look:

For more volunteer opportunities, visit the Giving DuPage Volunteer Opportunity Portal .

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