Volunteer: Drop-in Mending Program - Minneapolis Central Library

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ORGANIZATION: Hennepin County Library

Location

Minneapolis Central Library

Job Number

24LIBvolJR003

Opening Date

06/26/2024

Description

Hennepin County Library’s mission is to inspire, facilitate, and celebrate lifelong learning. Our 41 libraries, website and outreach services serve residents in every corner of Hennepin County. In addition to a collection of almost 5 million physical books, CDs and DVDs, you can access more than 400,000 eBooks and audiobooks from almost any device.

Minneapolis Central Library is in need of mending volunteers to help program participants with basic repairs during our Drop-In Mending Program.

Location and Hours:

Minneapolis Central Library is located downtown at 300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55401. The Mending Program occurs the f irst Thursday of each month, 8:30am-10:30am.

About the volunteer position type:

This is an advertisement for an unpaid, volunteer position. Please click here to apply for this unpaid, volunteer opportunity.



In this volunteer position, you will:

· Help welcome participants into the program space

· Work with participants and other program staff to troubleshoot their items and suggest repair methods

· Learn and share basic mending skills, assisting participants directly with mending as needed

· Help put away materials and supplies at the end of the program

Need to have:

· The ability to work and engage with a wide range of people in a welcoming and inclusive manner

· An interest in learning/developing/using and sharing basic sewing, mending and craft techniques



Training provided by Program Coordinator, supervision by designated Hennepin County Library staff member.



About the department:
Our mission is to inspire, facilitate, and celebrate lifelong learning.
Shaped by the information needs and aspirations of our residents, we envision the library as a shared space for enrichment and connection.

Please click here to apply for this unpaid, volunteer opportunity.


If you have any questions, please contact:
HCL Volunteer Services via email
Volunteering@hennepin.us with the subject header: "Mending Volunteer"

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About Hennepin County Library

Location:

Friend & Volunteers, Partnerships, 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305, US

Mission Statement

Mission
Hennepin County Library promotes full and equal access to information and ideas, the love of reading, the joy of learning, and engagement with the arts, sciences and humanities.

Vision
The Hennepin County Library Staff, Board and Community envision a future where everyone is an eager and engaged lifelong learner.

Online Reading Community
Join Hennepin County Library's online reading community and share your favorite book lists. Fina a book, do a book list, share your book review. Visit www.bookspace.org.

Description

The suburban Hennepin County Library system provides services through 26 libraries, Hennepin eLibrary, the Children's Readmobile, deposit collections at nursing homes and correctional facilities, mail service to the homebound and extensive outreach services. The Library consistently ranks among the top ten libraries (among those serving populations of over 500,000) in the country.

The Library is committed to serving as Hennepin County's partner in lifelong learning. From Baby Storytime to classes in Web Basics for Seniors, from author talks to multicultural arts and science programs, the library offers a wide range of free programming to meet the interest of Hennepin County children and adults.

Hennepin County Library is a recognized leader in providing electronic as well as traditional library resources. All 26 libraries in the library system provide on-site access to Hennepin eLibrary and other Internet-accessible information resources. Hennepin eLibrary offers interactive live Web reference services and a growing collection of electronic resources, such as subscription databases and website links, selected and organized to meet the diverse information needs of Hennepin County residents. Although there are some licensing restrictions, most electronic resources are accessible to anyone, through the Internet, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

At the same time, the Library has sustained its commitment to excellence in providing more traditional library resources and services. People may borrow books, compact discs, magazines, newspapers, audio tapes, videos, slides, DVDS, and pamphlets from suburban Hennepin County libraries. Hennepin County citizens have access to information services in person at the libraries, by telephone, and via the website. The Library's use rate is nearly double the national average - equivalent to every suburban resident borrowing more than 15 items annually.

The Library is a department of Hennepin County Government.

CAUSE AREAS

Education & Literacy
Education & Literacy

WHEN

Wed Jun 26, 2024 - Tue Sep 24, 2024

WHERE

at 300 Nicollet Mallminneapolis, MN 55401

(44.98057,-93.27011)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

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