The Newtown Library Company is a dynamic part of our community supported by our friends and neighbors.
We have a rich history and lots of charm, yet our greatest strength is the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. If you would like to join this enthusiastic group, please contact us using the form at the bottom of this page to discuss openings and to receive an application.
Volunteers may seek to work in the following areas:
Front Desk: acting librarian for a 2 or 2.5 hour shift. Checking books in and out for patrons.
Schedules are typically set up as one day per week, but evenings and Saturdays may be scheduled for 1 or 2 shifts per month. Shelving books, covering books and reading the shelves are all activities that can be combined with the front desk, or done separately. We sometimes have a need for one or two volunteers to fill in when others are on leave.
The following committees meet once per month or quarterly depending upon library needs. Join the committee or work a certain number of events.
Once you are a member of the volunteer community please note that many of our special events will be organized using the “SignUpGenius” application.
Fund Raising: Supply funds for building upkeep and collection expansion and keep down the cost of membership.
Marketing: The group reviews current practices and looks to best promote the library through varied media.
Media Management: Meet with the group to make decisions that impact our collection.
Membership: This committee promotes library in the community and beyond with the goal of expanding our membership rolls.
Programs: Organize or participate in our many fun events throughout the year.
Public Relations: Promote the library and our activities to an ever widening audience.
Technology: Guide the library board and management through the advances and pitfalls of modern technology
Volunteer: Review recruiting practices and manage the process of operating the library solely by volunteers.
For information regarding clearances required for adult volunteers by Act 153, please see this page.