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Volunteer at Your Library

There are many ways volunteers can contribute to the library.  Volunteers help attain the mission of lifelong learning by teaching computer classes, delivering library materials to homebound individuals, mending materials, and many other essential jobs.  We accept volunteers from ages 14 and up.  To learn more about volunteer openings at the Library, please call Beth Swartzbaugh at 253.841.5454 or email her at  

If you wish to apply and you are 18 years or older, please fill out a volunteer application form, available at the Library Card Services Desk or download an application (pdf), and mail it to the Library.  You will be asked to complete a Washington State Patrol background check, which will require a signature and a copy of your current identification.

If you are under 18 years old and interested in volunteering at the Library, you will need to fill out a Teen Volunteer Application, available here (pdf) or at the Library Card Services Desk. 

Please be aware that the Library cannot fulfill court-ordered community service hours.  Once we have received your application, we will contact you as soon as it has been processed. 

Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark.... In any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still and absorbed.

- Germaine Greer 

volunteers packing books