Can’t wait to sign up to be a Summer Reading Club VolunTeen? April 24 is the big day. We will accept VolunTeen applications starting April 24 in plenty of time for you to attend training before the June 3 kick-off. Teens must be 12 to 17 years old by June 3, 2017 to apply.

Summer Reading Club VolunTeen applications will not be accepted before April 24.

Looking for a way to help the library in your community? Volunteer! Columbus Metropolitan Library offers several volunteer options that make a difference in the lives of our customers. The options include:

  • Homework Help – work with kindergarten through high school seniors to help them successfully complete homework projects
  • Reading Buddies – read with kindergarten through 3rd grade student an hour a week to help them build reading skills
  • Ready for Kindergarten – help children learn what they need to know before starting school. Please note that this opportunity is not available at all locations
  • Shelving – work with staff to get books in the hands of our customers. Limited positions available. Not available at all locations
  • Life Skills – teach customers valuable computer skills, including help with job searches and resumes. Limited positions available. Not available at all locations

Teens: Drop by your local branch to discover the volunteer opportunities available for you. Talk to Youth Services staff to find out how you can be involved at your neighborhood library.


To complete the Volunteer Application, click here. We use one form for adults and teens.

If you have questions about any of our volunteer opportunities, email or call 614-849-1055. 

Already a CML volunteer? Track your volunteer hours here