The library & bookmobile are closed, but staff are available via phone, text. chat, and email. Borrowed items are due 4/30/20. Click here for more information.

Get Involved

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Volunteer Application: fill out online

Donate your time to the library helping with various projects including the bookstore, assisting library patrons, working on special projects and more. Opportunities to volunteer at the library are open to anyone 13 years of age and older. 

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Help operate the Library Book Store, sort through donations, conduct special book sales and library events throughout the year.


Library Foundation

Make a donation (cash, stock, estate, etc.,) to support the Library through the Rochester Public Library Foundation. The Foundation conducts fundraising events for the library including the annual "Wit, Wine & Wisdom" fundraiser in January.

Donate Book/Materials

Donate your books, DVDs, CDs, etc., to add to the library's collection or to be sold in the book store or at one of our many book sales throughout the year. The library  also offers opportunities to honor events or people with memorials.

Partner on Programming

Partner with the library to create programming for the community. The library frequently partners with community organizations to present programming consistent with the library's mission and core values. If you'd like to submit a proposal for adult, youth or Wellness Corner programs please review and complete the Partnership Proposal form in Word Format or PDF Format.

Email completed form to Kim Edson (Adult), Heather Acerro (Youth) or Susan Hansen (Wellness).

 See the programming guidelines page for more information.

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