"The Library That the People Built"
With only four staff members, we rely on over 60 volunteers for many of our day-to-day operations. They help operate the front desk, shelve books, find materials for patrons, process materials, and so much more.
Many of our volunteers have been here for years (even decades), enjoying their connection to the community, building friendships, and exploring new books, movies, and activities.
Becoming a volunteer:
We will be accepting applications for reliable, friendly volunteers in January. There are three main ways you can help out:
- Desk Worker: These volunteers greet patrons, check in and check out materials, field patron questions, and answer the phone. Our assigned desk workers have a regular shift (between 1.5 to 4 hours) once a week or twice a month. For those who are unable to commit to a regular position for a minimum of one year, they can volunteer as a substitute desk worker.
- Shelf Reader: These volunteers ensure that the books on our shelves are in their proper place, so that patrons may find them. We ask that they commit to two hours of shelf reading a month, and can come in anytime the library is open.
- Special Projects: Every so often, we have a short-term projects that need volunteers. These tasks could be labeling shelves, moving collections, or helping out in the children's garden. These can range from a few hours to a few weeks of work.
If you are interested in pursuing any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact Sandra Baldonado. Volunteer training sessions will begin again the first Wednesday of every month starting in January.