The purpose of the Volunteer Services Department is to empower individuals to the productive use of their talents, skills and gifts in providing the highest level of quality service to the patrons of the Allen County Public Library.
Adopted July, 1994
Revised October,1996


From the opening of the library in 1895, volunteers have played vital roles at the Allen County Public Library. Each year over 1000 individuals give of their time and talents to assist staff in the delivery of quality service to patrons at the Main Library and all thirteen branches.

The priority of the Volunteer Services department is to ensure a win-win situation for both volunteers and staff that will result in positive, satisfying experiences.

A variety of volunteer opportunities are available at the library. From weekly commitments, to assisting monthly, to one-time special events, or volunteering as a family unit, there are many positions that may suit your interests and our needs.

If you are 13 years or older, you may apply to be a volunteer at the ACPL by contacting Sandy Screeton, the Volunteer Services manager, at (260) 421-1233 or via e-mail at If your interests and skills match our needs, an interview will be scheduled which will include filling out an application, discussing time commitments, and going over other aspects of volunteering. Individuals under the age of 18 must obtain parental/guardian permission.

Volunteering is rewarding, exciting, and opens many doors of opportunity. Find out more about being a volunteer at the library today!

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