Although we are fortunate to be well supported by the residents of Lombard, we are also always appreciative of other kinds of assistance. How can you help?
You can volunteer for the Library in various ways. See all of our volunteer opportunities below.
You may also consider serving on the Library Board of Trustees. Trustees are elected at large from residents of Lombard, and provide governance of the Library, establish policies, and do strategic planning. Trustees elections are in April of every odd-numbered year, and candidates begin the process of being on the ballot in November of each even-numbered year. To learn more about being a Library Trustee check back in November, 2014, for more information.
updated April 27, 2013
Current Volunteer Opportunities
These are volunteer opportunities the Helen Plum Library has available at this time. Our needs change from time to time, so check back occasionally for other opportunities. When reading through the opportunities, please make note of the CODE for each volunteer position. You will be asked for this CODE on the online volunteer application.
We are planning to host a miniature golf in the library event in the spring of 2014, as a fundraiser. We are seeking a volunteer to organize and chair this event. Feel free to contact Director Bob Harris for more information.
We need someone (or a group of people) who will commit to doing this at 8 a.m. for at least three days a week. It involves sitting at a table and using a rubber stamp. It should be done neatly, so we need someone who is careful and attentive to their work.
Monitor the auditorium when movies are shown on Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. to about 6:00 p.m. Most of the attendees are homeless people who are waiting for the PADS shelter to open. The volunteer should be someone with an authoritative manner who can respond to emergency situations should they arise.
Serving on the Policy Advisory Committee, which reviews policies and makes recommendations for action to the Board of Trustees.
Click here for more information on the Policy Committee.
Using your own vehicle, deliver and pick up books and other library materials to people who are homebound, and keep track of their reading interests.
We need people who are willing to be advocates for the Library. Typically, this involves either phoning, writing, emailing or visiting in person with our State senators and representatives either locally or in their Springfield offices, or contacting our U.S. senators and congresspeople either locally or in Washington, D.C. This is done under the direction of Library Director Bob Harris. Click here for more information.
Tel (630) 627-0316
110 W. Maple Street