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Friends of the Library
Libraries offer the most to communities that are actively involved with the library. The most effective method of being involved with the library is through a Friends of the Library group. Membership is easy and the rewards are many. To join our Friends group just fill out an application in the library and attend the next meeting. There are no membership dues and you can participate as much or as little as your schedule permits.
What is the purpose of a Friends group?
The Friends of the Library is a group of individuals of all ages who support the library through volunteering their time and talent and attending library events and programs whenever they can.
What specific jobs do the Friends perform?
Our Friends have a wide variety of talents and support the library in many ways. General volunteering at the library, volunteering at library programs such as summer reading, helping out at book sales, baking treats for fundraisers, repairing books, brainstorming ideas for future library programs, and helping with our Flags Across Castroville Project are just some of the ways our Friends make the library awesome.
Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM and last about an hour and a half.
Junior Friends of the Library
Junior Friends meet monthly during the school year to brainstorm, plan, and work on library-related service projects. Jr. Friends are library ambassadors and let our classmates, teachers, and family know about upcoming library events and resources. We plan the library's summer camps and some of us help lead. Junior Friends must earn 40 volunteer hours at the library or by participating in any of our service projects throughout the year. Library volunteer hours can be earned whenever is convenient for you. A Jr. Friend can be anyone aged 10-18 who loves reading, the library, and giving back to the community. To join Jr. Friends, sign up at the circulation desk or by phone.
(first Saturday of the month 10:30-12:00)
September 10, October 1, November 5, December 3, January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6
Library Advisory Board
Library advisory board meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30. Meetings are open to the community.
Other Volunteering Opportunities
Volunteers are always welcome. Fill out the application form and setup an interview with the Library Manager. If you have court ordered community service, please call to set up a meeting with the library director to discuss your eligibility of volunteering at the library.