Volunteer Introduction

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Volunteering

Your work as a volunteer is an important and integral part of the operation of the library.  This is especially true in an open-shelf system where the borrower is allowed to go directly to the shelves and browse.  Many books are taken from the shelves, examined and replaced, often incorrectly.  Since this is the case, your help is essential if books are to be found in a timely manner.

Your main duties are shelving and shelf-reading materials, helping to get projects together for Story Times, dusting shelves, covering books, and helping patrons find material. You will need to fill out a CF Goodwin Public Library Adult/Student Volunteer Application.  Be sure you have correct phone numbers of persons to be contacted in case of emergency.

You will be taught how to shelve books and how to read shelves, and may also be asked to contribute to ongoing library programing, if your interests match the need.