Dear Volunteer,

Your library welcomes you to become an even larger part of the community.  If you are interested in spending some time with us in the Galway Public Library there are many ways in which you can help your library and community grow.  As a volunteer you receive special recognition in the role you play as the library grows to suit the needs of the community.  If you have a project in mind, let us know. We will consider your suggestion carefully.  We have tasks for everyone; here are just a few of the areas you can help with:


  • Adopt A Shelf
  • Providing computer assistance
  • Assist with community outreach
  • Assist with bi-lingual activities
  • Assist in collection development projects (check lists against catalog)
  • Assist with book sales
  • Assist with summer programs
  • Assist with storytime
  • Assist with float for Memorial Day Parade
  • Check Young Adult collection vs. standard lists
  • Check collection for Leveled Readers and labeling
  • Assist with supply inventory and maintenance
  • Create book/media review newsletter or article
  • Assist with development of home book/media delivery
  • Create library programs
  • Develop book/media top-10 lists (Amazon model)
  • Distribute flyers to promote programs
  • Assist with maintaining library grounds
  • Document programs through photography
  • Develop and lead a program or just host one we have developed!
  • Shelf Reading
  • Create a teen-organized library fundraiser to purchase new materials
  • Keep statistics for summer programs
  • Recruit other teen volunteers
  • Provide refreshments for a program
  • Straighten the children’s area
  • Prepare seasonal holiday materials with recommendations
  • Test out problem videos, CDs, Tapes and DVDs and repair if possible
  • Clean shelves and bins
  • Write and produce a summer reading skit for school children
  • Develop a summer program for teens
  • Research artists, musicians and other local experts to provide library programming for teens.
  • Write thank you notes as needed.
  • Write reviews of materials that might be of interest to children or teens.

PO Box 207
5264 Sacandaga Road
Galway NY 12074

Monday & Tuesday 10:00 - 6:00
Wednesday & Thursday 2:00 - 8:00
Friday 2:00 - 6:00
Saturday 10:00 - 2:00
Closed Sunday

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