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All Library locations are closed January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The Anderson Road Branch will be closed Mon, Jan 6-Sat, Jan 25 for maintenance.


Volunteer opportunities are available during daytime, evening, and weekend hours. Commit to as many hours as you like and serve at the Hughes Main Library downtown or your local branch.

When you volunteer for the library system, you might be:

  • Assisting children's librarians with preparation for various programs for youngsters
  • Processing new items to be shelved for the first time
  • Waiting on customers at the Friends Shop
  • Looking over the shelves to make sure all items are in proper order
  • Shelving books
  • Serving in some capacity at special events including keeping track of door counts or assisting attendees at a table
  • Helping patrons who are using public computers
Ages 13 to 15
You may earn up to two service hours by participating in a Teen Service Time.
Ages 16 to 17
You may volunteer with the library in the following ways:
Adults 18+
Fill out the Volunteer Application Form. Once submitted, the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you for an interview.

Upcoming Teen Service Time
Space is limited. Registration required and opened one month prior to dates.

Teen Service Time
Earn volunteer hours. Snacks provided. Registration required.
Hughes Main Library • Dec 7, Jan 11 & Feb, 1p-3p • Email to register. 
Pelham Road Branch •  Nov 18, 6p-8p • Email to register. 
Simpsonville Branch • Mon, Feb 3, 4p-6p • Email to register. 

Teen Helping Hands

Holiday Cards
Earn service hours creating cards for troops deployed overseas. Supplies and snacks provided. Registration required.
Five Forks Branch  Nov 26, 4p-6p • Email to register. 

Teen Space
Earn service hours creating art for this branch's Teen Space. Supplies and snacks provided. Registration required.
Greer Branch • Wed, Jan 15, 4:15p-6:15p • Email to register. 
Five Forks Branch • Thu, Jan 30, 4:15p-6:15p • Email to register. 
Hughes Main Library • Mon, Feb 24, 4:15p-6:15p • Email to register. 

Animal Rescue
Earn service hours creating dog toys for an animal rescue shelter. Supplies and snacks provided. Registration required.

Taylors Branch • Tue, Jan 21, 4:15p-6:15p • Email to register. 

Valentine’s Cards
Earn service hours creating Valentine’s Day cards for children in the hospital. Supplies and snacks provided. Registration required.
Augusta Road Branch • Thu, Jan 16, 4:15p-6:15p  Email to register.
Travelers Rest Branch 
Wed, Jan 22, 6p-8p • Email to register. 
Mauldin Branch • Wed, Jan 29, 4:15p-6:15p • Email to register. 
Five Forks Branch • Tue, Feb 4, 4:15p-6:15p  Email to register. 

Email or call 527-9248 for more information.

If you have any questions about volunteering with the Library, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at .