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 volunteering for the Library, please contact Sarah Bohlke at 239-5663 or sbohlke@amespubliclibrary.org for information on the application process.

Summer APL-Youth Volunteering

Are you ready for a summer of fun and some fulfilling work while you’re at it?

Volunteer programming starts the first week of June and runs through August. Once you’ve completed the application process, you will be given access to our online scheduling software and will be able to sign up for the volunteer shifts/activities that you are interested in helping with. There is no minimum level of participation required.

Eligible youth are at least 11 years old or going into 5th grade.

Feel free to email Sarah Bohlke, Volunteer Services Coordinator, at sbohlke@amespubliclibrary.org if you have any questions.

To apply, please complete the form at this link: