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Library Volunteers

FAQs About Volunteer Work in the Library


Who Should Volunteer?

YOU!  If you enjoy being around children and books, volunteer to help in the library!


Why does the library need volunteers?

There is always work to be done in the library. And since the library does not have a paid library assistant, the library welcomes volunteers who are willing to do the various clerical tasks that are crucial to the smooth operation and maintenance of a library.


When the librarian has help with the clerical duties, she has more time to devote to instruction and planning, working with students and teachers, collection development, and the overall administration of the library.


Do library volunteers need any special skills?

NO!  It helps to be somewhat familiar with the Dewey Decimal System, but we are happy to do "on-the-job training."


What will I be expected to do?

Since the library has a high circulation, most of a volunteer's time will be spent shelving materials. When volunteers are not shelving, they may be asked to:


  • straighten the books on the shelves
  • label and cover new materials
  • mend and clean books
  • help students
  • pull materials for teachers
  • make copies

How often do volunteers work in the library?  And how long?

It varies.  Most volunteers choose to work once a week for a two hour block of time.  Some volunteers work longer shifts.  When and how long you work is up to you.  Choose the day, frequency, and time that is most convenient for you.


Book Fair Volunteers

This is a very busy time, and volunteers are needed to help students find books. Book fairs are usually in October and March.


First Steps

If you would like to volunteer, make sure that you have filled out all necessary paperwork with Temple ISD