Support Your Library
Here are several ways you can help your local library.
We appreciate your time, talent, and dedication! We offer volunteer opportunities at our library locations, such as:
- Shelving books
- Preparing supplies for library programs
- Delivering materials for our Homebound and Daycare Delivery services
Interested? Print the volunteer application form and return it to any branch of Siouxland Libraries.
For more information, please call the branch at which you are interested in helping.
How do I find out if there are currently any volunteer openings?
You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire. Due to high interest in volunteering at the library, we may not be able to place all interested volunteers.
What is the age requirement to volunteer with Siouxland Libraries?
All volunteers must have completed 7th grade. Parental consent must be obtained for applicants under 18 years of age.
Are background checks required to volunteer?
Only Daycare Delivery volunteers require a background check.
What is the time commitment involved?
The time commitment varies depending on the volunteer role and responsibilities. Most volunteer assignments require a set schedule, whether weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.
How do I complete court-mandated community service hours?
Siouxland Libraries does not accept court-mandated community service volunteers. Call 211 or visit their website for other opportunities.
Can I volunteer to complete community service hours for school or religious requirements?
Yes, you can receive volunteer hours from the library.
Do you offer group volunteer projects?
We do not offer group volunteer projects.
Once I apply, what should I expect?
Staff will review your application and contact you with more information. If no volunteer opportunities are available, your application will remain on file for six months from the date of application.
We accept popular fiction, new nonfiction, award-winning books, children's books, and local history items. We are unable to accept encyclopedias, textbooks, audiovisual materials (CDs, DVDs, etc.), books in poor condition, and outdated items.
If you are donating five items or fewer, take them to any Siouxland Libraries branch. Give the items to a staff member. We are unable to accept items that are outdated, in poor condition, or do not otherwise meet library needs.
Donations of more than five items are accepted only at the Downtown Library. Please bag or box the items.
Call (605) 367-8700 ahead of time if you are bringing multiple bags or boxes.
More information about book donations at Siouxland Libraries can be found here .
Memorial and Honorary Gifts
A special way to honor friends and loved ones and support the community is to have an item or materials purchased for the library with a monetary donation. Celebrations may include:
- Birth of a child
- Other special occasions
- Someone's life (Memorial)
Each item will have a bookplate identifying the donor and the person being honored.
To make a donation, print the Gifts & Memorials Form and mail it to Siouxland Libraries. For more information, call (605) 367-8700.
Endowment and Memorial Funds
Individuals or organizations may establish memorial or endowment funds by giving a considerable donation in honor or memory of someone special over an extended period of time. Funds may also be established to meet other operating needs of the library. For more information, call (605) 367-8700.