It is the job of shelvers to accurately return books and other library materials to their proper place in all sections of the library. Shelvers look for misplaced books and audio-visual materials and put them where they belong. While working, they check the shelves for tidiness, bookends and overcrowding. Shelvers will be trained to give them a knowledge of the Dewey Decimal system. A weekly, three hour commitment is preferred.
The shelf monitor is a very important part of the library team. An incorrectly shelved book is a lost book. The shelf monitor is assigned a section of the library and it is the monitor’s responsibility to check that the books are shelved in the correct order. Monitors will be trained to give them knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System.The advantage of the shelf monitor position is that volunteers select their own hours, which makes it perfect for someone who wants to be involved with the library but can’t promise regular weekly hours.
Volunteers are needed to pull weeds and perform other maintenance chores in our garden. Volunteers coordinate duties with the Board of Trustees’ Building and Grounds Committee. The time commitment can be as little or as much as the volunteer desires.
Volunteers help during the three-day Friends of the Library book sales held in the spring and fall. Volunteers who would like to help at a sale should attend one of the regularly scheduled Friends of the Library meetings, usually held the last Monday of the month at 7:00 pm. Book sale volunteers do not need to complete a volunteer application. A calendar of events listing Friends of the Library meeting dates is available under the Join the Friends page.