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Volunteers

The Inglewood Public Library is currently accepting applications from individuals who would like to volunteer in the library. Volunteers must be at least 15.5 years of age.  We have openings in the following areas:

Homework HelpersOn a weekly basis, help children with their homework.
Cyber VolunteersAfter training, assist the teacher and students in our 8-week computer classes.
Program VolunteersAssist with various children's programs
Reading PartnersRead aloud to children or listen to children read aloud.
Library AidesWe need artistic and/or creative volunteers to assist behind the scenes with displays, etc.
Special Interest VolunteersCreate a new library program or join the Teen Advisory Board.
Veteran Resource Center VolunteersHelp veterans and their family members apply for their benefits.

If you are interested in applying to be a Volunteer in the Inglewood Public Library, you will need to complete a Teen or Adult Volunteer Opportunities application which you can find HERE.  Complete the form and email it to [email protected] or turn it in to any public desk in the library.  We will get back to you as soon as possible. Once selected to be a volunteer, you will also need to complete an additional City of Inglewood Volunteer Application with specific document requirements before beginning your volunteer work in the Library.  We look forward to working with you!



Recent Children's Programs' Highlights

UCLA Gluck Music Program - Mariachi Band Performance

Thursday, March 14, 2019  Children's Storyroom

The Gluck Mariachi Ensemble is a group of six student musicians performing music from various regions of Mexico. Their repertoire includes songs in a variety of different musical styles including sones jalicienses, huapangos, boleros and rancheras. They perform outfitted in the characteristic traje de charro, playing a mix of Western instruments such as the violin, guitar and trumpet as well as instruments specific to mariachi such as the vihuela and guitarrón.  
The Gluck Mariachi Ensemble is the latest group in a 50 year tradition of student mariachi groups at UCLA, which housed the first student mariachi in the United States in 1961. They are committed to educating the public of the culture and history of Mexico through its music.
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INGLEWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICES FOR CHILDREN

The Children's Services Division offers books, DVDs, and other resources for adults and children from ages birth to 13 years. The division maintains a public service desk staffed by professional children's librarians who provide Reference Assistance and Readers' Advisory - recommending books for individual children, parents, teachers, and caregivers.

The Children's Librarians also conduct children's PROGRAMS including Storytimes for all different ages. Summer Reading Programs, Building Blocks, Movies, Puppet Shows, Arts & Crafts, STEM and STEAM programs are also very popular. We also feature performers - Magicians, Storytellers, Musicians, and others.  Please check our LIBRARY CALENDAR for dates and times.

The librarians also offer school and class visits for schools located in Inglewood.  In a school visit, the Children's Librarian will visit a school to talk about the public library, booktalk (describe new books), or other topic arranged by the teacher ahead of time.  In a class visit, teachers may bring their classes to the public library for an orientation for their students, storytime, booktalks, or other topics.  

  • Children's Reference Services 
    Let us help you!  Our librarians are "search experts" and can help you locate the information or book you are seeking in person or by phone: 310-412-5645
    Let us help you get started with Science Fair Experiments, State Reports, Country Reports, Poetry, Endangered Species and other Animals, and more!

  • Children's Readers' Advisory
    Let us help you find the next book that you'd like to read.  We can recommend books within a certain genre (Science Fiction, Fantasy, Humorous, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Realistic Fiction, and Nonfiction) on any grade level.  
    • Children's Book Lists by Grade and Topic
    • You can also use our online Database - Novelist to find books(You will need your library card to access)
  • Online Resources for Children
    The Inglewood Library subscribes to various online databases that children can use for research and reports.

  • Computers in the Children's Room
    • Computers are available for children (up to age 13) on the 1st floor in the Children's Room.  To use a library computer, you need to have a Children's Inglewood Public Library Card. (Apply at the Circulation Desk).  There are also 3 "AWE - Early Literacy Station" computers for children ages 3 to 5 years that can be used without a library card.
    • Use your personal electronic device anywhere in the library with our FREE Wi-Fi.
  • Copy Machine and Print Station- Black & White, Color
    • Located on the 1st floor in the Children's Room (Black & White only $ .15 per page)
    • Print in Children's Room.  Pick up on the 2nd floor (Color - $ .50 per page)

Please contact a children's librarian for more information.  (310) 412-5645