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The library welcomes volunteers for both ongoing and occasional projects. However, we cannot guarantee volunteer work is available at any given time.  It is helpful when you inquire about volunteer work to provide information about your background, skills, and interests.
 
Ongoing need:
  • Shelving "elves” – people to be sure our books are in the correct Dewey Decimal or alphabetical order, and that the shelves are neat. Contact Jean Langley (adult section), Laura Brennan (children’s section), or Bonny Krantz (teen section). 
  • Excellent typists to transcribe hand-written trustee minutes into computer format. Involves reading various hand-writing. Contact Jean Langley, Library Director.
  • Yard workers -- people to pick up trash all around the library and library lot; also, people who know the difference between ground cover and weeds to pull up the weeds. 

 

Occasional projects:
  • (May - August) Help with the summer reading club registrations and check-ins. Contact Laura Brennan in the Children’s Room.
  • Book washers. Contact Laura Brennan in the Children’s Room.
  • Book sale helpers: set up, sales, replenishing stock, take down and clean up. Contact Friends of the Library.
  • Basket Raffle donors, ticket takers. This fundraiser usually takes place in the spring. Contact Friends of the Library or the Checkout Desk for assignment of volunteer time.
  • The Friends of the Library often have positions available, such as membership chairperson, recording secretary, book sale coordinator, and the like. Contact the President of the Friends.  
 
Make Your Own Opportunity:
 
  • If you have a particular skill or talent, consider running a children’s or teen program. Teach a craft or a game; demonstrate a hobby. 
  • Teach a class to adults: digital photography, cooking, using e-Bay. Talk about your travels.  Contact Jean Langley (jlangley@town.northborough.ma.us or call 508 393-5025 ext. 9 with your idea. 
  • Share your skill and time: refinish or upholster library furniture, weed and water the yard, make and distribute posters, write publicity releases.
     
 
 
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