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Local Libraries

Updated: May 19

All over the DMV, local libraries provide books, meeting spaces, study spaces and more to the community.


AGE RANGE - 12 and above in most locations

What are the local public libraries?

Hopefully everyone knows about their local public library, wonderful institutions and great places to find your next exciting read! They also offer community spaces, children's reading hours, ESL classes, computer access, and more.

In the DMV, we have, among others, the DC Public Libraries, Montgomery County Public Libraries, Prince George's County Libraries, Arlington Libraries, Fairfax County Libraries and Alexandria Libraries.

How do I volunteer?

Each location has its own opportunities and ages. In many, libraries are looking for book sorters, organizers, readers, and more.

In D.C., libraries are looking for adult volunteers to be ASL instructors, welcome ambassadors, special events volunteers, tutors, and more. Teen volunteers are sought as book reviewers for the D.C. teen book blog.


In Arlington, opportunities can be found here. There are a wide variety of opportunities, including ones for teens. An application can be found here.

In Alexandria, opportunities can be found here. The Alexandria libraries require a volunteer application for adults and for teens.

In Fairfax, opportunities can be found here for adults, and here for teens.


In Montgomery County, you can find opportunities here and an application here.

In Prince George's County, the libraries are looking for library aides, computer aides, facilitators for conversation clubs, and more. They also seek assistance with puppet time and story time.

If you love books, your local community, interacting with people, or organizing, the library may be a great place for you to volunteer!

Feel free to share extra information and personal experiences in the comments below, or head over to the forum!

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