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Mission Statement

The Pomona 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.


The Pomona Public library seeks to engage the talents, skills and commitment of volunteers to serve the information and literacy needs of the community. The Library needs a variety of skilled volunteers who can make a meaningful contribution to the library, including Literacy, and Friends of the Library programs. Volunteers have opportunities to work on projects, work with teams of staff and other volunteers, and learn new skills.

Each volunteer applicant must submit an application to the Library Volunteer Services Coordinator for review and placement. Volunteers are selected on their qualifications and the needs of the library at any given time. Volunteers under the age of 18 are required to submit a signed parental/guardian consent form along with the volunteer application. Application forms are available in the Library. As a general rule, volunteers should be at least 16 years old. However, exceptions are made for students on a case-by-case basis.

Required Skills:

Volunteers who want to share their skills, expertise, interests, hobbies, give of their time, and support to the community. Individuals can volunteer either on a weekly commitment or a one-time special event, and work on different duties which may arise at any given moment. Our volunteers perform clerical tasks, assist with library programs, promotional materials, signage, craft preparations, Children's Department activities, and the Grandparents and Books program.

The Pomona Public Library Literacy Program offers training workshops for volunteers who would like to tutor adults in reading and writing. Volunteers complete a 12-hour workshop and learn methods and techniques to help adults acquire or improve their reading skills. Contact the Literacy Service at (909) 620-2047 or at library_literacy@ci.pomona.ca.us

The Friends of the Pomona Public Library seek volunteers with skills in identifying and writing grants which secure funding in support of the library programs for Children, Teens and Adults. Volunteers with expertise in web site design and organizational marketing are also needed. The Friends of the Library also seek individuals with skills in the needle arts (knitting, crocheting, and quilting), who are willing to make and donate handcrafted items for Friends of the Library fundraising activities. Contact the Friends of the Pomona Library at the Pomona Public Library or the Bookstore 909-802-7756.

Our volunteers will:

  • Provide valuable assistance.
  • Learn more about the library.
  • Gain meaningful experience.
  • Meet new people.
  • Make a difference in our community.

Individuals who love libraries, enjoy learning, and want to give back to their community are welcome. Training will be provided.

Hope you can join us.




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Average Review 3 reviews

Would you recommend Pomona Public Library.?

by Enrique V. (July 26, 2010)
Helping Out The Community Is Something We Should All Experience Atleast Once. Also Since The Pomona Public Library Was In The Brink Of Being Closed & Still Is,They Need The Community To Get Involved For Our Safety,Knowledge, & Future.
by Andrea D. (July 15, 2010)
Volunteering at the Pomona library was a new experience for me. I had never given a part of my time to my community and so, I took a leap that highschool freshman year. That day, my job was to organize recorded newspapers printed in the U.S. I really enjoyed that. I also was found useful in that one individual was having trouble finding a book and did not know how to communicate herself with the librarian. I was glad to be of assistance by using my native language, Spanish, to aid the person in finding her book. Lets just say that that year was an awesome experience.
by Abraham S. (June 22, 2010)
because i think everyone should get involved with volunteering, is such a great experience.
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