Get Involved

Volunteer

Individual Volunteers 

Volunteering at the library is a fun and fulfilling way to complete community service programs such as the NHS membership requirements or court mandated service hours.

What does volunteering at the library involve?

  • Assisting with event set up and clean up
  • Taking pictures at library events (camera provided)
  • Count participants
  • Help with demonstrations 
  • Engage patrons during game programs
  • Monitor and restock refreshments as needed

Any Michigan resident above the age of 13 (or entering 7th grade) is welcome to contact us about volunteering. Those above the age of 18 are required to submit to a background check. We take the safety of our staff and patrons seriously and will exercise judgement regarding which volunteers we accept to ensure that the library remains a safe space for the whole community. Please refer to our Volunteers Policy for complete details.

 

For general volunteer applications, please print off our Volunteer Information Form and return it to the library. 

For those looking to fulfill NHS service hours, contact us at outreach@gladl.org.

For those looking to complete court mandated community service hours please contact our administrator at admin@gladl.org

 

Volunteer Membership – Friends of the Library

If a lump sum donation or independent volunteering are not the right fit for you, but you’d still like to contribute, consider becoming a member of the Friends of the Library. The friends program is a paid membership that offers exclusive benefits and occasional volunteer opportunities; perfect for those who are eager to advocate on behalf of the library. More information can be found at https://gladl.org/friends/.

Monetary Contributions

Donations

Thinking of making a donation to help improve the library? We would be happy to receive your gift! Every donation enables our staff to provide the best possible programming, community support, and catalog of materials. By donating to the library you make us an even better community hub where you and your friends, family, and neighbors can access the information and support that they need. Bring in cash or a check to the library, or click the button below to donate via PayPal.


Memorials

We are honored to receive remembrance donations, library staff can work with you to find a mutually agreeable use of the donation. Additionally we offer a remembrance book plate placed in the front cover of any new material purchased with their donation. Please keep in mind that our catalog changes based on community needs, and as such we cannot guarantee that materials purchased via memorial donation will be kept by the library indefinitely.