Ames Public Library values the incredible work our volunteers do for us. Annually, over 500 volunteers donate almost 17,000 hours of service to the Library. That level of support is vital to our success and our ability to meet our community’s needs.


If you're interested in one of the opportunities on this page or any type of volunteering for the Library, please contact Sarah Bohlke at 239-5663 or sbohlke@amespubliclibrary.org for information on the application process.

Volunteer Opportunities


Help process withdrawn material and donations for our various fundraising efforts. Tasks include sorting, cleaning, and labeling books; boxing/storing inventory; organizing various book sales. Shifts are generally 2 hours a week. We currently have a variety of shifts available.