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T.E.A.M Library & Volunteering

T.E.A.M. Library is Open to All Students in Gr. 6-12.  However, you must fill out an application to particpate.  Applications are available in the Youth Services Department or you can fill out this application form.

Meetings are usually held on the first Saturday of the month during the school year.  See Scheduled Meetings on Library Calendar

The Advisory Board exists to promote and serve the Matteson Public Library as well as giving you the chance to hang with your friends.  Meetings are often followed by special events such as video gaming.

We look forward to seeing you there!


School Year Volunteering

During the school year, the library uses volunteers from TEAM Library, the young adult advisory board.  This service and leadership organization is open to members in 6th to 12th grades who live in Matteson or attend a Matteson area school.  To apply for membership please fill out the following form:


If you have a special need for volunteer work, please speak to the library’s youth volunteer coordinator: Julia Driscoll at (708) 748-4431 or at


Summer Volunteering

Students entering 6th to 12th grades in the upcoming school year are eligible to apply to be a summer volunteer at the Matteson Public Library.  Students should live in the village of Matteson or attend a Matteson area school.  Students must have a library card of their own that is in good standing.


Summer volunteer applications will be made available on April 1st & will be due on May 1st.


Entering 6th-12th Grades? Be a Summer Volunteer! (click here) Students in 6th grade and up may volunteer at the library.  Please fill out the Volunteer Application Form, located at the youth services desk, to register as a volunteer.Volunteer opportunities are arranged in advance.  It is the responsibility of the volunteer to let library staff know that they want to volunteer.  However, the library will contact registered volunteers when help is needed for special events.

Volunteer Expectations

  • A positive attitude is a must!
  • Volunteering is a commitment – once your locked in you owe us 2-3 years of hard work.
  • If you can not make your commitment, please call the library.
  • Be on time and have a plan for getting home before you come.
  • Volunteer time is time to HELP not play or socialize.  Your job needs to be put first.
  • Volunteers are expected to stay until the job is finished and cleaned up.
  • Offer suggestions and ideas, but wait for approval from library staff before acting on them.
  • Use your best manners.
  • Ask for help from library staff if you have any questions.
  • Let us know if there is anything we can do to make your volunteer experience more enjoyable.

Some volunteer opportunities may require special training, which will be offered as needed.

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