How Volunteers Help

Volunteers can bring a new perspective, added talents, and energy to already established library services. They assist the paid staff in providing the quality services library users have come to expect from the Paris Public Library. Our volunteers enhance our staff, allowing the library to make the best use of its fiscal resources.

Volunteering creates an opportunity for personal satisfaction while providing assistance to the staff and patrons alike. Retirees have a wealth of knowledge, experience, energy, and so much to give to their community - volunteering is a wonderful way to continue using and sharing these qualities.

Jobs Volunteers Do

Some of the jobs our current volunteers perform are checking materials in and ready to go back to the shelves. Some additional possibilities are assisting with children's programs and activities, materials processing, book mending, and entering data into the computer. Let us know what you are interested in and we will do our best to find a task that will fit your skills.


Volunteers give as little as an hour a day a month or more. We truly value our volunteers and will try our best to come up with a schedule that is the best for you and the library. Contact Judy at (903) 785-8531, or fill out the online form to become a library volunteer.

Click here for a printable Volunteer Information Form (PDF) (print and bring to library)
Click here to submit volunteer information online.