As an employer the library offers an attractive work atmosphere, flexible hours, and access to thousands of library materials. Volunteering can be a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, or use the skills you already have.
Library Assistant Volunteers [All WCPL Locations]
Volunteer commitment: as available
Due to our decreased funding the library has had to make drastic cuts in public service staff. Many of the "non-public service" duties that staff had to do, like straightening shelves, cleaning, and keeping the library looking nice are difficult to accomplish with our smaller staff. Job duties would include straightening, dusting, general cleaning of public areas, and various other non-public service duties. Hours are flexible and you can volunteer for as much time as you like. Contact your local Williams County Public Library for more information.
Genealogy/Local History Assistant [Local History Center - West Annex/Bryan]:
Volunteer commitment: 10 hours per week
Do you enjoy history or researching genealogy? Volunteering in our local history department may be just the thing for you. Job duties include: answering patron questions, assisting with the microfilm reader/copier, locating materials for patrons, answering phones, database entry, obituary research, and newspaper index research. The volunteer will receive training from the Local History Coordinator. Hours are flexible. Contact Jane Kelly at 419-636-6734 ext 231 for more information.
Read-to-Me Listeners [Main Library, Bryan; Edgerton Branch; Pioneer Branch; Stryker Branch]
Volunteer commitment: 15 minutes
Help children sharpen their reading skills by listening to them while they read aloud. Children can use this program to help reduce fines they have on their library card, or do it just for fun. The volunteer will have a scheduled session with a child for 15 minutes. Librarians handle all scheduling. Volunteers can sign up for as much time as they wish. Job requirements: ability to work with children.
For more information and to volunteer contact:
Vickie Zippay [Main Library, Bryan] at 419-636-6735 ext 243
Jane Huffman [Local History Coordinator] at 419-636-6734 ext 275
Shanea Herman [Edgerton Branch] at 419-298-3230
Rose King [Pioneer Branch] at 419-737-2833
Connie Aeschilman [Stryker Branch] at 419-682-5081