Volunteer & Job Opportunities

Adult Volunteers

Occasionally the library needs volunteers for specific tasks and activities. We welcome volunteer applications all year long and will contact you when we can match you with a project that matches your skill set.  Some examples of work by our current volunteers include delivering materials to home bound patrons, assisting with program set up, indexing local newspapers and scanning documents for archives.

Teen Volunteers

We have a variety of opportunities for teens to volunteer at the Library.  During the school year, you can participate in the Teen Advisory Group, Book Mates, and our Netguide program. Visit the Teen Get Involved page to learn about opportunities available.


Job Opportunities

The Library employs both professional and paraprofessional library staff and is an equal opportunity employer.  All open positions are posted on the Town of Reading website which also has information on benefits and the current personnel policies.


The Friends of the Reading Public Library is a separate, non-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to enhancing library services in the town of Reading. The Friends welcome volunteers to help run fundraisers and support the library.  Interested in getting involved? Join the Friends as a member/volunteer, donate financially to the Second Chapter Book Sale Room, or attend any of the Friends’ fundraising event!


The Reading Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization focused on expanding an endowment that will provide a long term, sustained source of supplemental funds for the Library.  Please contact the Foundation if you are interested in donating or have questions about joining the Board.