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Volunteer Information

Where Can I Volunteer?

Feel free to contact any Library location for information on volunteering. You can also fill out an online application and we will contact you about volunteer opportunities.

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How Can I Volunteer?

Volunteer Opportunities

Friends Of The Library

The Friends of the Library operate a bookstore – Friends
Book Cellar
– in the lower level of the Central Library. Money raised by selling books and gifts supports new and ongoing Library programs and services. Help is needed with sorting, shelving, and selling books. Call (859) 231-5505 for more information.
Book BuddiesBook Buddies is a free home delivery service for permanently homebound adults. Volunteers are matched one-on-one with a customer and deliver books on a regular basis. This is a longer-term volunteer commitment for adults over age 21.

Homework Help

Help students with reading, math, social studies, and science assignments at the Village Branch of Lexington Public Library.  Volunteers need patience, a love of children, flexibility, and the ability to serve. Volunteers will assist students with daily homework assignments, reading, and school projects.

We are currently not accepting volunteers for Homework Help. Please check back at a later date.


Other opportunities may be available at your local library. Each Lexington Public Library location has a volunteer coordinator.

  • Beaumont Branch, (859) 231-5500
  • Central Library, (859) 231-5500, ext. 1004
  • Eastside Branch, (859) 231-5500
  • Northside Branch, (859) 231-5500
  • Tates Creek Branch, (859) 231-5500
  • Village Branch, (859) 231-5500
  • Outreach Services, (859) 231-5519


How Do I Apply?

Some things to consider before applying:

  • How much time do you want to commit to a volunteer job?
  • Do you want to volunteer for a one-time special project or long term?
  • What days or hours do you prefer?
  • What experience do you have that would prepare you for your volunteer job?
  • What are you looking for in your volunteer experience?

Things You Should Have:

  • A commitment to your volunteer position
  • A positive attitude
  • Flexibility
  • A desire to support and extend library services

Getting Started

In order to begin volunteering with the Lexington Public Library, you will:

  • Interview with a volunteer coordinator
  • Complete a volunteer application (A parent/guardian must sign the application if the volunteer is under the age of 18.)
  • Pass a criminal background check (if 18 or older)
  • Sign a Volunteer Commitment Contract (A parent/guardian must sign the contract if the volunteer is under the age of 18.)
  • Be placed in a volunteer position
  • Complete a volunteer orientation

Complete our online application and we will contact you. If you want to volunteer at a specific Library location, please visit that location and complete a paper volunteer application.

Click here to apply today!


 General Volunteer Information

What will I be doing?

Each location has unique needs. Talk to the volunteer coordinator at your location to find out what opportunities are available.

What will I get from this?

  • An opportunity to share your talents and skills
  • A chance to make new friends
  • Satisfaction from knowing that you are helping promote reading and literacy in your community
  • Experience you can put on your college, job, or scholarship application