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Forge Volunteers and Teachers Needed!

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ORGANIZATION: Menomonee Falls Public Library

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Hello! My name is Mara and I’m seeking Forge volunteers at the Menomonee Falls Public Library! I have 2 goals for these volunteers - teacher and resource.

Teacher - volunteer who is proficient in a craft/hobby and willing to teach a class

For example, on a set day and time, a volunteer will teach a class how to stamp a greeting card, or the basics of drawing, or an advanced class on using oil pastels, or beginner beading/jewelry making. Classes will be a set time and the teacher will focus on a specific medium/technique/whatever. The volunteers can choose what they teach - I do not expect someone to teach something they don’t know!

OR if a volunteer is willing to learn something new; perhaps someone is willing to learn glass etching to lead a class, or someone is willing to learn the basics of weaving.

Resource - volunteer who is proficient in a craft/hobby and is willing to 'staff’ a set block of time each month to offer help to those in need, or head a social for a "bee" (like a quilting bee, knitting bee, scrapbooking bee, beader bee, button bee, you get the idea!)

For example, the first Thursday of the month is quilting bee. Patrons can come and quilt together, quilters who are just beginning can come to ask for help with a specific project, or someone just wants to see what quilting is all about.

Another example, the 3 rd Monday of the month is sewing bee. A volunteer would hang out in the Forge to help anyone with a sewing question.

Volunteers should be proficient in their craft/hobby so they can adeptly answer questions, offer help, or teach a class. I can work with volunteers for stand-alone classes, rotating as a resource volunteer for a reoccurring craft time, and more. Furthermore, volunteers would work with equipment (such as sewing machine or leather stamp) need to have working knowledge of the machines so they can adeptly help.

Please let me know if any volunteers/and or teachers are willing to fulfill either of these roles! But please understand that even if you feel that you're not a crafty person, we could use your help with small chores as well!!



Mara Riebau, MLIS

Makerspace Coordinator

Menomonee Falls Public Library

W156 N8436 Pilgrim Rd.

Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

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About Menomonee Falls Public Library


W156N8436 Pilgrim Road, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051, US

Mission Statement

To enrich our community by providing a welcoming and dynamic environment where all can explore, learn, grow and connect.


Founded in 1906, the Menomonee Falls Public Library encourages life-long learning by providing materials, services, and programs to enrich our community’s educational, informational and recreational needs. It also seeks to stimulate children’s appreciation for reading and interest in learning.

We Value

Excellence in customer service: We are patron-focused - dedicated to friendly, reliable, convenient and caring service.

Access for all: We provide resources, programs and services that are inclusive and contribute to the success of all community members.

Innovation, learning and the open sharing of ideas: We strive to spark curiosity and creativity, inspire learning, and connect people to resources, ideas and each other.

Making the world a better place: We aspire to have a positive impact on the lives of individuals and our community and, by doing so, improve our world.

Awareness and responsiveness to community needs: We are here to serve our community and our success is tightly woven with its success. Our actions will honor the public trust.

Our staff, as employees and people: We are committed to the professional and personal growth of our staff and volunteers.


Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture, Community, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


W156 N8436 Pilgrim RoadMenomonee Falls, WI 53051



  • Painting
  • Pottery
  • Crocheting
  • Knitting
  • Quilting
  • Sewing




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Maybe every day for a few days, or few times a week or once a month.
  • Enjoy yourself and have FUN!

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