We have several volunteer opportunities for those who want to get involved. Most of the volunteer jobs listed here are projects for individuals. If you are interested in volunteering, please let us know which position you are interested in. You can contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 717-626-2255.
If you are looking for a more social volunteer experience, contact the Friends of the Library for information on how to get involved with one of their projects.
Shelf Monitor – weekly or bi-weekly
The shelf monitor is a very important part of the library team. An incorrectly shelved book is a lost book. It is the monitor’s responsibility to check that the books are shelved in the correct order. Monitors will be trained on the Dewey Decimal System.
Shelf Organizing—weekly or bi-weekly
In a busy library, it does not take long for shelves to become disorderly. This job does not require you to read spine all the labels. You will go shelf by shelf and make sure there are no gaps on the shelf and that all books are pulled forward and display books are places on holders. Some books on shelves may need shifting.
Book Cleaning– weekly or bi-weekly
Books need frequent cleaning. This job can be done by adults working with a companion or anyone. The Book Cleaner will use paper towels and a spray bottle with a mild cleaning solution to wipe grime and dirt off books.
Book Sorting – weekly schedule
Book sorters will come in at regular intervals to sort our donated books into categories. These books are then added to the library collection or sold by the library online or at our bi-annual book sale. You will be trained by one of our experienced book sorters on what to look for when you sort.
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. 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.
Special Project for Community Service (students or scouts)
Students or Scouts who are interested in doing a service project should contact the library and discuss your project with us. Your project should consider the needs of a busy library and you should have the skills and help that you require to complete your project.
Community Service (court ordered)
These projects are designed to fit the needs of the library and will be determined on a case by case basis. Individuals wanting to do court ordered community service should call the library or fill out a Volunteer Application