They say if you give someone a fish you feed them for a day, but if you teach someone to fish you feed them for a lifetime. This is an extraordinary opportunity to teach someone a skill for a lifetime--to teach someone to read. You can give someone the skills to get a job, to read to their grandchildren, or to open a world of reading. When you know how to read, you can use the Internet, read a novel, or teach yourself a new skill. This is a whole new level of independence for a person and you have the opportunity to give it to someone.
The Public Library is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent lifelong learning, cultural enrichment, and the joys of reading for our diverse community.
Public libraries in California seek to engage the talents, skills and commitment of volunteers to serve the communities' information and literacy needs. Libraries offer a variety of skilled volunteer opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to library programs, operations, fundraising events and other community engagement functions. Skilled volunteers have opportunities to lead projects, work with teams of staff and volunteers, learn new skills, and have fun.