Volunteers play an integral role at the Kent Public Library. From fundraising to shelving books, our volunteers provide the library with a variety of services. Find out how you can volunteer!

Friends of the LibraryFriends of the Kent Library

The Friends of the Kent Public Library are volunteers who work in many ways to assist the trustees and staff to make the Kent Public Library a community and cultural center of Kent. The Friends raise extra funds to supply the library with needed equipment and support special projects and programs.

Volunteers are always needed to staff the Book Nook room, sort through donated books, serve on the Friends Book Sale Committee, and organize and run the May Giant Book Sale. Print and fill out the Friends of the Kent Public Library Book Nook Volunteer Interest Form or stop by the library to pick up a copy!

Adult Volunteers in the Library (Ages 18+)

The Kent Public Library depends on its dedicated volunteers who help to shelve materials and keep the items in our collection in order. If you are interested in shelving for the library, please print and complete an application here or pick up a copy at the library.

Teen Volunteers (Ages 13-18)

Learning Buddies

Learning Buddies is a homework help and reading practice program that matches tween/teen volunteers with students in grades 1-8. Volunteers and students meet at the library once/week for 30+ minutes.

Click here to fill out the Learning Buddies application.

Book Reviews

Need community service? Write a book review! Teens (ages 13+) can receive 2 hours of community service for reviewing a book from the library collection or one of the free online downloading and streaming services (Libby/Overdrive, Hoopla, etc.)! Click here for the book review guidelines.

General InterestTeen volunteers

Teen volunteers perform many tasks, such as helping out with craft preparation, organizing and dusting the shelves, and assisting in programs for younger patrons. Fill out our Teen Volunteer Interest Form and return it back to the library to let us know more about what you’d like to do!

Click here to fill out the online Teen Volunteer Interest Form.

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteer Opportunity (Seasonal)

If you have prepared personal income taxes in the past, and are looking for a rewarding way to use these skills, consider volunteering with the Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide in several tax sites throughout Hudson Valley, including at the Kent Public Library. Through the Coalition, low and moderate-income residents can get the refunds and credits they may not have known about and have their tax returns prepared and e-filed at no cost. Other volunteer support roles are available, free training is provided. For more information or to volunteer, contact Linda Eddy at 845.475.7500 or leddy@dutchesscap.org or visit us at at our website by clicking here.