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Fire TruckThe Children's Story Time Room at the Main Library is home to two story time features: a fire truck and a school bus, donated by Clinton Township Area Optimists. These pieces can be used a small puppet theatres or as pieces to play make believe. There are also props such as lunch pails, fire hats and boots to help children imagine and play.











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Libraries rely on volunteers for many of the "behind-the-shelves" tasks that require attention to detail and love of the library.  From teenagers to seniors, volunteers are sought at any age and ability.  Call Therese Peticca at (586) 226-5007 for more information or download our applications here:

How To Become A Volunteer
The first step in the process is to fill out an application and turn it in at any one of our locations. We will try to match your skill set with our needs and you will receive a follow-up call regarding what opportunities are available.
Why Volunteer?
"I like volunteering at CMPL. Good atmosphere, friendly staff and people! I am the plant volunteer. I enjoy working with the plants. I get pleasure doing so (and get no back talk!)."
--Annie
Current Volunteering Needs
  • Used Book Nook - Help staff the Friends of the Library's used book store at the Main Library.
  • Book sale helpers - duties include publicity, sorting, setting up and selling.
  • Shelf readers - adopt a shelf and keep it in correct order.
  • Special program helpers - Find your niche by staffing registration tables, seasonal events, speaker arrangements, refreshments and hospitality.
  • Share your talent or hobby by helping to facilitate a program for fellow residents.
  • Greeters - Assist patrons by helping them find reference desks, sections of the library and more.
  • Green Thumbs - Help care for the plants in and around the Main Library and South Branch. The Main Library offers the opportunity to work indoors or outdoors.