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HELEN KATE FURNESS FREE LIBRARY

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The Furness Library has an opening available for a Shelving Volunteer! Shelving Volunteers are an important part of the daily operations of the library; they are responsible for reshelving new and returned materials including books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, and magazines. Shelving Volunteers may also assist with special projects as needed including retrieving items from the collection, shifting and reorganizing shelves, and other duties as assigned.

This position does require:

  • Physical ability to stand for prolonged periods of time, reach, bend and stretch
  • Ability to arrange items in alphabetical and numerical order and to develop a working understanding of the Dewey Decimal System
  • Attention to detail
  • The capability to work independently and provide good customer service
  • Basic working knowledge of how to use a library, whether as a patron, volunteer, and/or employee

Training will be provided by Furness librarians, including training on the Dewey Decimal System. While we are looking for someone to come in 1-2 times a week. The schedule is flexible but applicants need to be available during the daytime or afternoon.

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About HELEN KATE FURNESS FREE LIBRARY

Location:

100 N PROVIDENCE RD, WALLINGFORD, PA 19086, US

Mission Statement

The Helen Kate Free Library is dedicated to community engagement, literacy, and providing its patrons with excellent service.

Description

The Helen Kate Furness Free Library was founded in October 1902 by a group of Nether Providence citizens as the Horace Howard Furness Free Library, named in honor of one of the founders, a renowned Shakespearean scholar whose estate, Lindenshade, was located in what is now Furness Park. The Helen Kate Library has a strong tradition of dedicated volunteers, which has been significant to the success of our beloved neighborhood library. With one of the smallest paid staffs of any library in Delaware County, Helen Kate relies upon the support of volunteers to provide quality service to our community.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

100 N Providence RdWallingford, PA 19086

(39.90454,-75.37486)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Customer Service
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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