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Volunteer Opportunities

One of the most delightful aspects of Plainsboro Public Library is the magnificent volunteer support we get from the community. Volunteers contribute to the remarkably cost effective, innovative service at Plainsboro Public Library. From “reading the shelves”, to helping with community wide festivals, to manning the technical needs of the vast Interlibrary Loan System, to sorting donations and selling books at the monthly sale, volunteers play MAJOR roles. During 2012, nearly 100 adults and teens donated over 3,700 hours to the Plainsboro Library!

Adult Volunteers

Seeking Adult Library Volunteers!

  Orientation Sessions for 2016

Tuesday, January 5th    6pm-7:30pm
Thursday, January 7th   11am-12:30pm

Tuesday, April 12th    6pm-7:30pm
Thursday, April 14th   11am-12:30pm

Tuesday, June 7th    6pm-7:30pm
Thursday, June 9th   11am-12:30pm

Tuesday, September 13th    6pm-7:30pm
Thursday, September 15th   11am-12:30pm

Orientations for adults who wish to volunteer on a regular basis are scheduled four times a year or as needed. Please check back here for updates. Also watch for special postings for program volunteers throughout the year. If you would like further information or have questions, please email Sharon at or call 609-275-2897.

Adults who are unable to attend the sessions listed above please contact Sharon at 609-275-2897 or email

Thank you for your support!

Teen Volunteers


Teen shelvers are recruited twice a year -- for the summer and for the school year. Plainsboro residents will be given first consideration. Anyone with questions on teen volunteering may email Joyce at

Application for school year shelving 2016-2017 have finished.

Program Volunteers

The library has one time programs throughout the year, such as:

  • Festival of the Arts
  • Diwali
  • Chinese New Year
  • Holi
  • Estimania
  • Founder’s Day Parade
  • Discovery Summer

We always need teen and adult volunteers to help out. You may fill out the form below to be added to our program volunteer mailing list and be notified of upcoming program volunteer opportunities: Program Volunteer Mailing List.

You are also very welcome to email the teen volunteer coordinator at with any questions or concerns.

Geek Desk

We are not currently recruiting more “geeks” for the technology help desk.  However, if you are a “tech-savvy” Plainsboro High School student interested in helping out please email Joyce, the teen volunteer coordinator at and we will be in touch if and when we need more volunteer “geeks”.

Goodreads Review Program

You can also earn volunteer hours by submitting book reviews to our Goodreads Review Editor for the library's Goodreads page! Guidelines and a link to the review form may be found here: