Volunteering at the Library

The Adams County Library System does accept volunteers to work in the various departments and branches. Persons interested in volunteering at the Adams County Library System must complete a Prospective Volunteer Form.  The Volunteer Coordinator will then contact the prospective volunteer to discuss opportunities and interests.

Here is a partial list of volunteer duties.  Many depend on the department or library location where the volunteer works.  Volunteer duties may include:

  •  Shelving books or other library materials like CD’s, audio books, or movies
  • Cleaning books and dusting shelving
  • “Reading the shelves” to be sure books are in the correct location
  • Pulling books for rotation to other libraries in our system
  • Providing computer data entry, such as library card applications
  • Teaching computer classes
  • Repairing books (Technical Services Department)
  • Preparing new books for circulation-adding plastic covers, reinforcing spines and edges with tape, stamping and embossing items with our identification (Technical Services Department)
  • Preparing old books for leaving the collection (Technical Services Department)
  • Boxing books for the Friends Sale (Technical Services Department)
  • Assembling a memory scrapbook for the library
  • Planning and conducting preschool story times
  • Proofreading library materials
  • Organizing and assembling craft projects for children’s activities
  • Sponsoring a library program
  • Supporting the Summer Reading Club by assisting with crafts and special programs
  • Keeping the supply of income tax forms and booklets available for the public (seasonal)
  • Straightening the magazine donations
  • Cleaning movie and musical CD cases

All training and supplies needed to do a particular task are provided by the library.  All we ask is a willing hand and a friendly smile.

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