Do your children enjoy visits to our cozy little community-based library? Our volunteer roster is in need of some bolstering, particularly as we head into the holidays. We have a dedicated group of “regulars” who keep the ACL chugging, but many hands make for light work in a 100% volunteer-run library. If YOUR family can spare an hour or two a month, it will liberate some of our other volunteers and keep our library going strong. ACL volunteer Cecelia Kwartler recently shared her thoughts on family volunteering at the library:
There are so few opportunities to volunteer with your children. The Auburndale Community Library is one of those few. When one of our volunteers recently asked her 6 year old what was he most proud of himself for, he answered without hesitation “volunteering at the library”. Here’s why this works so well:
- Your child gets an official volunteer name tag.
- There are always two adults on staff at all times.
- The library is only two rooms, so it’s easy to keep an eye on your child.
- Kid-friendly duties include cleaning the children’s room, shelving books, reading to smaller children.
- Your child stumbles upon books – we never leave a shift without four or five books each!
- It’s an inter-generational experience since volunteers range in age from 5 to 85.
- It’s extremely low stress and very quiet.
- Shifts are short — either 1 or 2 hours.
- No regular commitment required — sign up once a week, once a month, or whatever works for your schedule.
- And the most important reason to volunteer — is that this wonderful 100% volunteer-staffed resource is kept open for the community to get books, community meetings, clubs for kids and more!
Please contact Susan and Dana at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more about how to be a volunteer, with or without your child!