Libraries

Who can volunteer?
Students, homemakers, senior citizens--anyone 13 years of age and older--can help the Plano Public Libraries deliver a variety of quality services to its more than 269,000 residents. Teens may apply for the waiting list. Please visit the Teen & College page.

What?
Volunteers provide services such as shelving, book mending, genealogy searches, reference assistance, customer service, computer assistance, and math tutoring. ESL teachers Small Talk volunteers facilitate small group conversations for individuals with English as a second language. Donation and book sorters assist with organizing books, magazines, and media donated to the libraries.

  • College internships are available.
  • The Harrington library is starting an ESL program through LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Texas). Email Estela Molina or call 214-455-0311.
  • Seeking adult math tutors for Harrington Library during the school year on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Interview and background check required.
  • Seeking retired teachers to help with Eco Tots Discovery Hour and Nature Explore Family Club. Email Nancy Casillas or call 972-769-4313. 
Why?
Community needs for Plano Public Libraries' educational, recreational, and informational services are continually increasing. Working together, volunteers and paid staff can help meet these increased demands despite a limited budget. Not only can volunteers help the library--it's a two-way street. Volunteers acquire new skills, meet interesting people and experience the satisfaction of sharing their talents with others.

How?
If you'd like to volunteer in the libraries, fill out the online registration form to get started. After registering, you will be contacted to schedule an interview. For more information, email Robin Popik or call 972-941-7114.

Teens may apply for the 2015 waiting list. Visit the Teen & College page.