There are several ways to get involved at the library. The first thing to ask yourself is if you want to get involved by volunteering your time, by donating money, or both. Also consider the level of “formality” you want in your involvement. For example, if you want to be very formal you could become a Trustee by running for a six year seat on the Library Board. If you want to keep it more low key, you can volunteer to help out with one of the Friends of the Library’s many efforts or simply make a donation. Either way, we welcome those who wish to give a little back to their library!
These are the ways in which you can help (ranging from the least amount of commitment to the greatest):
- Donate books, DVDs, music CDs, etc. We are always looking for donations of high quality materials. If we can use them in the library’s collections we will, otherwise the Friends of the Library will use them in one of their sales. Learn more about donations.
- Buy an annual membership in the Friends of the Library organization. It is inexpensive and your dues help support library programs and services. Learn more about the Friends of the Library.
- Volunteer to work occasionally on special projects like Friends of the Library book sales or advocacy campaigns. If interested contact our Director.
- Attend Library Board meetings! These are monthly meetings, held at different locations throughout the District. See our Board meeting schedule.
- Become a regular volunteer at the library, doing things like delivering books to homebound residents. Learn more about volunteering at the library here.
- After joining the Friends of the Library, volunteer to serve on the Friends’ Board. Commitment = monthly meetings.
- Run for a seat on the Library Board of Trustees. There are 7 seats on the Board, with elections every other year in April (in the odd numbered years). Elected terms are 6 years, with staggered openings, thus there are two or three seats open in any trustee election year. Commitment = regular monthly meetings + advocacy efforts + special meetings as needed.