2017 Summer Volunteering and Training Sessions
Are you in 6th to 12th grade? Do you need volunteer hours for school, clubs, or church? Would you like to help encourage a love of books and reading to children at the library? Do you need an excuse to get out of the house this summer and want to do something good? Then volunteering at the library is for you!
Every summer the Lisle Public Library needs volunteers to help with sign-ups, logging reading hours, and assisting the librarians in making sure programs go well and are fun for everyone, along with a myriad of other interesting tasks. If you want to do good in your community and earn service hours, the library is a great opportunity to do so!
Make sure to fill out a volunteering form, available here, and turn it in to the Youth Services desk or by email to Miss Mallory at email@example.com.
Training sessions will be held in May. All volunteers MUST attend a training session prior to beginning their volunteer hours. Training session dates are as follows:
Saturday, May 6 @ 11:00AM
Thursday, May 11 @ 4:00PM
Tuesday, May 16 @ 7:00PM
Thursday, May 25 @ 4:00PM
LATE TRAINING DATE*
Tuesday, June 20 @ 7:00PM
If you absolutely cannot attend one of these sessions for reasons of loss of limb, fire, or other dire circumstances, please let me know so that alternative training may be arranged. If you have not turned in a volunteer form before attending one of the sessions, please make sure to bring your signed form with you to the training!
For those new to the process of summer volunteering at Lisle Library, volunteers are scheduled two at a time in two-hour blocks Monday to Sunday during library hours. To make sure that we have at least one volunteer manning our Summer Reading Program table at all times, each volunteer fills out a sign-up calendar for June and July with the days and shifts they would like to work. I then take those calendars and create a schedule that then gets sent out to all volunteers. This is why email communication is so important for summer volunteering, and also why it is important to return all applications and calendars on time.
This year, to be included on the June volunteering schedule, you will need to turn one of these calendars in to me, either by bringing in a physical copy to the Youth Services department, or by emailing a digital copy to firstname.lastname@example.org, by May 26. To ensure that every volunteer has gone through training, I only give these calendars out at training sessions, so make sure you attend a May training session if you wish to volunteer in June!
*If you are unable to attend May training sessions, note that there will be a late training session in June. Volunteers who attend this session will be eligible to volunteer in JULY.
- Miss Mallory