In 2012-2013, volunteers donated over 5,200 hours!

Volunteers assist us in every department - doing everything from repairing and processing materials, to assisting in programs, to bringing books to the homebound.

In addition, every summer, over 100 teens in grades 7-12 assist us with our ever popular Summer Reading Club!

When positions are open, a job description is listed here.

Teens can join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB).

Another way to volunteer is to be part of the Friends of IPPL.


The Indian Prairie Public Library Foundation helps raise money to support the library. You can help in several ways, including shopping online through Fundinco.

Thank you to our many donors. You can also commemorate a person or an event with a donation that could be recognized on the brick path in the Reading Garden and the Donor Tree in the lobby. Click here to see some of the brick inscriptions.

Click here to buy a brick.

The Foundation is a tax-deductible, 501(c)3 organization, so your support qualifies as a charitable contribution. Find out more about the Foundation.


Donations of gently used materials that are in good condition may be made to the Friends of IPPL for sale in the Inspiration Cafe or at the annual used book sale. Materials may be dropped off at the library during library hours. While we cannot provide the value of the donated items, we will provide a receipt.

The Friends accept:

  • books in good condition
  • DVDs and CDs

They do not accept:

  • encyclopedias
  • textbooks
  • magazines
  • moldy, mushy, or damaged items
  • VHS or audiotapes