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Claim a spot on our shelves!

Adopt a Shelf is a volunteer opportunity designed to ensure library materials are in order.  With hundreds of thousands of  physical items in our collection, it is important we have items in the correct spot for patrons to find materials.  Our staff work diligently to put items back when they are returned in the proper place but they do get moved and laid in other areas of the library.  When everything is in its proper place everyone can find what they need!

Volunteers donate time to keep one section of the library neat and orderly by adopting a section.  We try to match volunteers with their favorite topic area!  2-3 hours a month the volunteer spends time checking that their section is in order.   Schedules are flexible and are set by the volunteer(s).   Families, individuals and organizations are welcome to adopt a shelf.  Volunteers will have their organization, family name or individual name noted by the shelf they have adopted.

Requirements

  • Adopt a Shelf volunteers should be at least 16 years of age.
    Volunteers under the required age may work with another person of at least 16 years of age.
    Families and organizations are welcome.
  • Volunteers will be trained by library staff but should have general knowledge of how to file items in alphabetical or numerical order.
  • Volunteers should be able to commit to a 12 month adoption period and spend at least 1 time period  (2-3 hours) per month checking their section.
  • Be comfortable lifting books as well as reaching top and bottom shelves.  Kneeling, crouching and bending are necessary.
  • Shelf management is done during regular library hours.

    • Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Friday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m.

Responsibilities

  • File items on the shelf in proper order.
  • Arrange items neatly on the shelf pulling them forward as necessary.
  • Dust shelves as needed.
  • Remove items out of place and provide them to a staff member or reshelve them.

Record volunteer time in the log provided.
*Staff assistance is available for help.

Requirements

  • Adopt a Shelf volunteers should be at least 16 years of age.
    Volunteers under the required age may work with another person of at least 16 years of age.
    Families and organizations are welcome.
  • Volunteers will be trained by library staff but should have general knowledge of how to file items in alphabetical or numerical order.
  • Volunteers should be able to commit to a 12 month adoption period and spend at least 1 time period  (2-3 hours) per month checking their section.
  • Be comfortable lifting books as well as reaching top and bottom shelves.  Kneeling, crouching and bending are necessary.
  • Shelf management is done during regular library hours.

    • Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Friday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m.

Responsibilities

  • File items on the shelf in proper order.
  • Arrange items neatly on the shelf pulling them forward as necessary.
  • Dust shelves as needed.
  • Remove items out of place and provide them to a staff member or reshelve them.

Record volunteer time in the log provided.
*Staff assistance is available for help.

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    Volunteer Agreement

    Please read the Volunteer Agreement - PDF then sign below if you agree to the terms within.