The Morton Grove Public Library began as a volunteer organization over 80 years ago, and volunteers are still a vital part of library operations. We welcome enthusiastic lifelong learners who want to serve their community by assisting library staff with a wide range of services and programs. MGPL welcomes all volunteers regardless of race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, age, creed, veteran status, religion, ancestry, national origin, language spoken, socioeconomic status, or the variations of any sensory, physical, or mental ability. 

Please fill out the following form if you are interested in volunteering at the library. If you have any questions about volunteering at the library, please contact the volunteer coordinator at or 847-929-5115.

We accept requests for court-ordered community service hours from adults 18 years and older, but not from teens.

Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom.

Contact Information

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COVID-19 Vaccination Status

Because volunteers are interacting closely with staff and potentially with library patrons, the library is recording the vaccination status of all volunteers. This information will not be shared with anyone outside the volunteer coordinator and Pam Leffler, the library director. The library needs to know for safety and any potential contact tracing that needs to be done. Volunteers that are fully vaccinated will not be required to wear masks, unvaccinated volunteers must wear a mask at all times while in the library or helping at any outdoor library program. The only exception is volunteers who are downstairs in the youth department, everyone in that area must be masked at all times regardless of vaccination status.

If you do not want to share your vaccination status here, you must email the Library Director at to be considered for volunteering.



Volunteer Interests

Please select any of the following skills, abilities, and interests that relate to you:



We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email. We will not send you any emails you prefer not to receive. Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of emails you would like to receive from us.

*Teen Volunteers Only*

I Agree

I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Morton Grove Public Library volunteer, and that there may be certain qualifications I must meet, including the acceptance of established volunteer policies and procedures before I may begin volunteering.
By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on the form is true and accurate.