Volunteers are an essential part of the work at the Durham Public Library. Jobs can be tailored to fit any level of interest and talent. Those interested can volunteer their time on an individual basis, or join the Friends of the Library; the Friends do organized fundraising for the library and support the staff in many ways. To contact Friends of the Library, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Pat Young at 868-1609.
Here are some of the ways volunteers contribute to the library:
Anyone over 14 years of age can volunteer. (14, 15, 16 and 17 year old volunteers will need a permission slip signed by a parent or legal guardian).
Hours can be documented for volunteers who need Community Service time submitted to:
- fraternities and sororities
- the court
- for college applications
Typical jobs include:
- Setting up and cleanup for book sales or other events
- Shelving books and DVD’s, and organizing materials on the shelves or the displays
- Computer projects
- Creating flyers, copying, and other assorted office tasks
- Constructing crafts for children’s story time
- Assisting patrons on the public computers
- Being flexible to assist the librarians with a variety of tasks
If you have a particular interest or skill you would like to contribute to the library, we’d like to hear about it! Do you have expertise in computers? Building? Grant writing? Teaching English as a second language? Teaching literacy? Let us know if you have time to share your talents.
To volunteer at the Durham Public Library, contact Nancy Miner, the Assistant Director.
Durham Public Library / 603-868-6699 / 7 Mill Road Plaza, Unit H / Durham, NH 03824