The enjoyment of reading, learning and cultural enrichment are some of the reasons why residents choose to get involved in supporting the city library.
Attend a volunteer orientation to learn about the library's volunteer program. Bring the completed application to the orientation.
Adult volunteer opportunities are listed below.
Teenage volunteers can listen to children's book reports as part of the summer reading program.
Check out the volunteer opportunities.
- Purpose: Provide homework assistance and study skill direction to students in grades K-12.
- Skills needed: Patience, leadership ability and basic computer skills. Interest in children and education with an understanding of math and science.
- Hours: Volunteers commit to two hours per week after-school (approximately 3 to 5 p.m. or 4 to 6 p.m.) for a full semester. High school students 16 years of age and older with a very strong academic interest and a teacher’s recommendation may also apply.
- Purpose: Keep the library's collection of books and other materials in correct order so the public can easily find them on the shelves.
- Skills: Detail-oriented
- Hours: Weekday schedule of one to two hour sessions, once or twice a week. A long term commitment of 70 hours or six months is required. High school students at least 16 years of age may apply.
- Purpose: Provide a half-hour animated story time for groups of preschool aged children.
- Skills: Teaching, dramatic arts or performing background is helpful. Energetic outgoing personality. Must be at least 18 years old and enjoy young children.
- Hours: Volunteers must commit to one Saturday story time per month for six months.
- Purpose: Select library materials and deliver them to homebound residents who cannot come to the library and greatly enjoy the visits and materials.
- Skills: Patience, conversational abilities and current drivers license.
- Hours: Volunteers can choose their hours to communicate with the homebound individual, select materials and deliver them.
This service offers free literacy tutoring in reading and writing for English-speaking adults. Both traditional and computer based literacy skills are taught.
Adult volunteer tutors work on a one-to-one basis with adult learners, meeting twice a week for a one-and-a half-hour session. Tutor training is provided.