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Book Sale Assistant for the Public Library

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ORGANIZATION: VICTOR FARMINGTON LIBRARY

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Your customer service skills can help the library hold profitable book sales to raise funds during the excitement and challenge of bringing a new library to Victor-Farmington residents! Our sales include donated materials and items that the librarians have removed from the shelves to make room for new purchases. Tasks include grouping materials by subject or category, maintaining orderly displays, tallying and bagging customers’ selections, and cashiering. And, oh yes, reshelving books when customers change their minds! Meet some new friends and bring your people skills to help the library have a super successful sale! We’re eager to meet you!

More opportunities with VICTOR FARMINGTON LIBRARY

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About VICTOR FARMINGTON LIBRARY

Location:

15 W MAIN ST, VICTOR, NY 14564, US

Mission Statement

The Victor Farmington Library promotes and nurtures a sense of community by offering the space and resources for educational, recreational, and cultural enrichment for patrons of all ages.

Description

The Victor Farmington Library has been in existence since 1939. The library’s current 9,000-square-foot home was completed in 1996. The Victor and Farmington area is one of the fastest growing regions in the county. This public library’s role in the community is only going to increase and become more important as a welcoming meeting place for everyone and a center for the entire community.

The library staff provide access to information for the inquisitive and assistance for the perplexed. A member of the Pioneer Library System, VFL boasts the one of the largest circulations in the 42-member cooperative library system at the lowest cost per circulation. Numerous volunteers assist with various projects at the library, ranging from shelving materials and placing plastic covers on new books. Community volunteers are needed year-round to help with fundraising and special events, including an art auction and a craft fair.

For nearly 30 years, the library has also been supported by the Friends of the Victor Farmington Library. This membership organization has annually provided extra funds to underwrite programs for children and families, offered book discussions, and purchased furnishings for the library. The Friends always welcome new members and dedicated community-minded volunteers. The Friends especially encourage individuals to join the organization who are tech savvy or wish to assist with fundraising. We also are looking for advocates to educate the community and elected officials about all the library has to offer.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

15 West Main StreetVictor, NY 14564

(42.98204,-77.41122)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers will be provided an orientation and on-the-job training for the tasks involved. The number of days and amount of time is flexible, 2 to 4 hours per day for the week leading up to the sale and the week of the book sale.
  • Please describe the ways you are interested to support the library through volunteer service by completing a Volunteer Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeaOlRhhn-iZV00YzWcaUfw44VhFs99r9g3R8zpI1S8XTVxJw/viewform

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