Volunteers

Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines a volunteer as “a person who enters into or offers himself for a service of his own free will.”  Perhaps that means that we volunteer because something that is very personal encourages us to do so.  Volunteering can bring to an individual a continuing sense of belonging to a unique family.  We all need to belong and it is the hope of the Shingletown Library that you choose this organization to offer yourself as a volunteer; your rewards will be immeasurable.

The Shingletown Library is growing and we would like you to become part of this unique family. Won’t you join us?

Areas of Service at the Library

  • Processing New Books: Typing Catalog Cards, Covering Books, Adding Book Pockets, Shelving Books, Sorting Books, Filing Book Cards

  • Computer Data Entry

  • Story Hour Master Storyteller: Assistant

  • Processing Patron’s Books

  • Front Desk

  • Fund Raising: Friends of the Shingletown Library, Special Projects, Cookie Sales

  • Publishing the Newsletters: Bookworm Column, Library Lowdown Column, Newsletter to Volunteers

  • Maintaining Library Equipment: Computers

  • Gardening: Watering the Flowers, Mowing the Lawn

  • Keeping Library Records: Statistics

  • Public Relations: Promotions

  • Steering Committee

  • Board of Directors

You can expect the Library to:

  • Train you in the area in which you choose to work.

  • Support you in that work.

  • Provide the needed equipment for you to complete your job.

The Library expects that you:

  • Work at least 4 hours per week (or as required).

  • Come to work on each day scheduled.

  • Find a replacement if you are unable to work.

For more information about volunteering please email: info@shingletownlibrary.org

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

– Mahatma Ghandi

Friends of the Library

Our wonderful volunteers who staff the Library serve without compensation, but money is needed for operating expenses for the Library. Your contribution will help in so many ways.

Funding the Shingletown Library

The Shingletown Library is funded entirely by donations and fundraisers. Fundraisers, such as bake sales, plant sales, craft fairs, wine tastings, the Friends of the Library campaign, etc. are the library’s major source of the money used to pay for repairs and maintenance of the building, taxes and insurance, electricity and propane for light and heating or cooling, water, sewer and garbage costs, office supplies, postage, etc. Those funds are supplemented by the money donated as late-book fees, fees charged for using the copy- or fax- machines, and general donations made during the year. Donations made while using the public computers help pay for the cost of providing access to the internet. Patrons wishing to make memorial gifts to the library are much appreciated, and that money can be used for any purpose the donor cares to specify.

All proceeds from book bazaars and our book store, The Book Shed, go to purchase new books for the collection. Donated books are always welcomed, and the books that cannot be used on our shelves are made available to patrons at Bazaars and in the store. The Shingletown Library is fortunate to have the support of the Shingletown community, so that we do not need to rely on government support.

Can I help in other ways?

If you have time, we have lots of work. Fund-raising events, steering committee activities, special projects and daily staffing of the Library; your talents and our dreams combined will make our Shingletown Library the best it can be. Call 474-1555 to volunteer your services, or pick up a volunteer application at the Library.

Thank you for supporting the Library!!

Library Staff

These dedicated volunteers dedicate their time and talents to keeping the library running smoothly.

Board of Directors

Marilee StromPresident
Rynee HerefordVice President
Jan GarveySecretary
Carol SteeleTreasurer
Kay ArbuckleMember at Large
Randi ReetzMember at Large
Jason WiegandMember at Large

Steering Committee

Peggy NicholsChairman
Nancy GerbingSecretary
Linda BaxterTreasurer
Sonja WarnerMember
Kathy SimpsonMember
Jennifer HowerMember
Christina RushingMember

Supporting Staff

Sonja WarnerBook Supply Purchasing Agent
Peggy NicholsOffice Supplies Purchasing Agent
Maree CoxSunshine
Norma BondStaff Caller
Linda BaxterLibrary Statistics/Staff Hours
Teresa ClaytorInternet Book Sales
Kathy Simpson/Peggy NicholsVolunteer Training
Marilee StromCommunity Service
Cat McCaslinBulletin Boards
Marilee Strom/Teresa ClaytorMarquee Schedule/Processing
Board of DirectorsFriends of the Library Coordinator
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We would love to have you join our great group of volunteers. Fill out the form below to ask for more information.