The time you give is as important as monetary donations. Friends members have many opportunities to volunteer throughout the year:
- Book Sales
The Library has two book sales each year which are entirely staffed by volunteers. Volunteers are needed to set-up the sale (unpack and sort sale items), as well as collect money during the sale.
- Other Events
The Friends of the Library groups organize fundraising events which require volunteer help.
- Your Local Branch
Volunteers may assist Library staff at their local branch, performing tasks such as checking-in magazines and newspapers, shelving returned materials, preparing craft materials for storytimes, straightening materials on the shelves, packing donations in boxes, and other important duties.
- Serve on the Friends of the Library’s Committee
Each community’s Friends of the Library group is governed by a committee. The committee meets quarterly to plan how to recruit new members, publicize the Library and its services, organize fundraising events, recruit volunteers, and other activities. The committee also decides how to donate their money to their local branch. Friends of the Library members elect the committee each April at their annual meeting.