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35 N Florissant RoadFerguson, MO 63135


Do you like giving back to your community? Do you want to teach your children about responsibility? Does adopting a puppy sound like too much of a commitment?

Then Adopt-a-Shelf at the Ferguson Library!

By adopting a shelf or shelves at the library, individuals, groups, and families can guarantee others in their community access to well-organized and well-cared for library materials.

Shelf adoptees will:

  • Organize and straighten the shelf or shelves under their care.
  • Notify library staff of items needing repairs or special attention.
  • Make suggestions for items to be added to their shelf or shelves (optional).

Adoptees can choose the shelf, shelves, or section to adopt or be assigned at random rotation. Adoptees are expected to visit the library once a week to maintain their assignment. Shelf adoptions are generally 4 month commitments (May-August, September-December, and January-April) but may be started at any point during the year. Other short-term shelf adoptions are available.

Volunteers of all ages and ability welcome!


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Organization
  • Critical Thinking
  • Library Sciences

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • approximately 1 hour or less weekly
  • Youth under the age of 12 must have an adult present at all times.

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