The Concord Free Public Library has many talented, hardworking volunteers. These include:
- volunteering at the Library directly
- volunteering with the Friends of the Library
Volunteering at the Library
Our volunteers help the staff with many varied tasks at both the Main Library and the Fowler Branch. New volunteers are always welcome. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please stop by at the Reference Desk in the Main Library to complete a Volunteer Application Form. The Town of Concord conducts background checks for all volunteer applicants that are 18 years old or older. If you are 18 or older, please visit either the Main Library or Fowler Branch to complete the CORI background check consent form and to show your state identification. Once the application and background checks are complete, a member of the library staff will meet with the new volunteer to set up a schedule. Volunteer schedules can be very flexible.
Call 978-318-3347 during library hours to learn more about volunteering at the Concord Free Public Library.
Volunteering with the Friends
The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library encourage engagement through our programs, including our Music, Film, Poetry and Author Series, as well as our two annual book sales and the Miller Award. Details on each of these can be found here under Program Offerings. Specific volunteer opportunities are listed below, but please feel free to email us at email@example.com about any volunteer idea you may have
- Sorters - A group of dedicated volunteers called the Sorters work weekly to filter through all of the books donated to the library to prepare them for the Book Sales.
Book Sales - Our Annual Booksale is scheduled for September 11, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Rain date: September 18, 2021)
We will provide a Sign-up Genius twice per year for specific volunteer assignments for the June and December book sales. Volunteer time slots are allocated to table and book setup, tear-down, as well as cashiers and other organizers for the events. Look for the Sign-up Genius 1 to 2 months before each book sale via our webpage, or email us to be added directly to the email list. Additionally, we act as cashiers for book sales during author events throughout the year. The events are typically on a weekday evening or a Sunday afternoon (Poetry) and require about 2 hours of your time.
Book Donations - Please drop off your book donations by the elevator near the Reference Desk in the Lobby. You may also borrow a rolling bin from the Circulation Desk and wheel your donations to the drop-off spot. If you have a large donation and/or require assistance, please email the Friends of the Library to coordinate an appointment.
We thank our online bookseller partner for the gracious use of the book bins near the Sudbury Road lot over this past year. These bins provided a means for patrons to donate books and for the Friends to receive a portion of the proceeds of all books sold. The bins will be removed at the end of July.
- CCHS Study days - June Study Day to be announced, CORI’d volunteers needed between 10:00 – 1:00 p.m. or 5:00 – 10:00 p.m., email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Twice annually (before mid-terms and finals) the use of the Main Library is provided as a safe and quiet place for CCHS students to study for their exams. Volunteers who have completed the CORI process are on site to provide supervision and snacks to the students.