Photo by Lorie Palmer
Jo Perry reads to preschoolers during story hour.
As of Tuesday, April 7, 2015
GRANGEVILLE — If you’re looking for a fulfilling volunteer experience, Grangeville Centennial Library may be just the place for you.
“The beauty of it is we have many opportunities whether it’s one hour a month or a few days a week,” said librarian Becky Hosman. “There are so many things to do; everyone’s skills can be utilized.”
A volunteer information night will be held Tuesday, April 14, 5-5:45 p.m., at the library. Anyone interested in any area is encouraged to attend.
Areas in need of volunteer time include the following:
•Story Hour: Assisting with reading books and activities Wednesdays, 12:30-2:15 during the school year.
•Summer Reading Program: Various programs for ages 3 through adult. Applications go out in May.
•Library board: Helps support, direct and advise the library. Elected offices and members serve six-year terms and the board meets every other month. The board helps run Art in the Park during Border Days.
•General library help: Put away books, straighten shelves, keep library tidy, help with some library programming.
•Friends of the Centennial Library (FoCL): This group meets four to six times a year and helps plan the annual book sale and supports library programs.
“Most everyone who has been hired on at the library started out as a volunteer,” Hosman said. Currently, a paid summer programs assistant job is available.
Hosman said volunteers can be any age: many teens work at the library and for summer reading the age can be 10 or older.
Grangeville student Jo Perry has been volunteering since she moved to the area last year.
“My mom pushed me in to get me out of the house after we moved here,” she smiled. “I am so glad she did because it’s a lot of fun.”
Perry helps with summer reading and story hour.
Hosman said she appreciates all those in the community who help the library run smoothly.
“Krista Green was a former story lady and she recently resigned from the board after years of service – she and so many others have shared their amazing skills and I cannot say thanks enough,” Hosman added.
For questions call the library at 983-0951 or plan on attending the volunteer information night April 14.