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Volunteer Opportunities

Becoming a volunteer for the Friends is a rewarding experience.

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You will be contacted by the Committee Chair to

discuss your volunteer possibilities.

The following is a brief description of the volunteer opportunities.

Adopt-A -Shelf

Work on your own time schedule and assist the librarians in keeping the collection in order on the shelves. The Non-Fiction area is always in need of being organized and may be the biggest challenge.

Book Sales
Help this vibrant committee in many different ways.

From volunteering at the big sales in October and April  to weekly sorting of the donated books, to the daily on-going sale, there is plenty of up-front and behind-the-scenes work.

Election Day Library Card Registration

Volunteers are located at different voting places on Election Day, to sign up voters for library cards, Friends' Membership, and to inform them of library programs. Shifts are usually 2 hours long.


Fundraising Events
This committee is composed of individuals who like  to work on, one-time, short term events.              
Whether it is during the planning stages, the day of the event or somewhere in between, your help will make our event a success.

If you like to shop for goodies, this is  the committee for you.  There are some events throughout the year such as our Friends' Reception in October and our Annual Meeting in June where refreshments are served. Members of this committee help in providing the goodies.

Membership Activities


This committee assists with mailings to the members to collect dues and to inform of upcoming activities. They also  attend Friends sponsored events to promote membership  There are plenty behind-the-scene jobs too!

Newsletter Mailing 
Come by for a few hours to assist with the stuffing, labeling, and mailing of the Library's Footnotes and Calendar of Events. Generally mailing days are held on the 3rd or 4th Thursday mornings, five times a year.

Social Media / Publicity
The Friends have a website and a Facebook page that needs volunteers to keep them up to date. In addition if we had a willing volunteer there may be other social media that would be of benefit to the Friends.
There is a need for people who would help to advertise our events such as our Book Sales and Wine and Cheese Social by distributing flyers, sending press releases or performing other tasks.

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