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Located in Chatham, Illinois
Chatham Area Public Library
Thursday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friends - volunteer summary

The Friends of the Chatham Area Public Library Volunteers

The Friends of the Chatham Area Public Library organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit run by volunteers whose sole purpose is to support Chatham Area Public Library’s collections, services, programs, spaces, and staff.

Anyone can volunteer with Friends, regardless of their membership status. Volunteers can participate in a variety of activities:

  • Working at the annual book sales
  • Staffing the Friends' Café & Bookstore
  • Acting in our March Murder Mystery Fundraiser
  • Being a member on the Friends Board. 
  • Helping at other Friends-sponsored library events

Please contact us with how you're interested in serving!

Cafe & Bookstore

If you like to connect with your community, talk about books and support your Library, there is no better way than to be a volunteer in our Friends' Café & Bookstore! 

For more information, click on and complete the Volunteer Information Form, and it will be sent to the Bookstore & Café Coordinator.  You will be contacted, and the Coordinator will discuss the open volunteer needs, typical job duties and answer any questions you may have.  We hope you'll join the fun!