Posted: Friday 1st June 2018
As part of the roll-out of our community libraries project, we will be holding more volunteer drop-in sessions and induction training sessions at some of our Tier 3 Libraries during June.
London Colney Community Library
As we are still recruiting volunteers and steering group members at London Colney, we will be holding another Q&A drop-in session. Why not come along and find out how you could help, possibly just for a couple of hours a week? No need to book in advance:
- Friday 8 June, from 3pm to 5pm at the library
We will then be holding two condensed versions of our usual induction sessions on:
- Friday 15 June from 10 am to 1pm, or
- Wednesday 20 June from 2pm to 5pm
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place on either of these induction sessions
Bovingdon Community Library
There will be two more induction sessions at Bovingdon during June:
Session 1 – Thursday 14 June from 10 am to 12pm
Session 2 – Thursday 21 June from 10 am to 12pm
Please email email@example.com to book your place on these inductions
Our next community libraries to transition:
We are also starting to launch some of our next community library projects during June and July. If you would like to help us by volunteering or forming a steering group committee at any of these locations, then please come along to one of our promotional drop-in sessions to find out more. No need to book, just turn up on the day!
Wednesday 13 June or Friday 22 June from 2 pm to 4 pm
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 27 June or Friday 6 July from 2 pm to 4 pm
Brookmans Park Library
Thursday 28 June or Monday 2 July from 2 pm to 4 pm
Leverstock Green Library
Tuesday 3 July or Wednesday 25 July from 2 pm to 4 pm
For further information about these three projects, please email: email@example.com
Experiences of current Community Library Volunteers:
Here are some inspiring quotes from a selection of our current volunteers in Redbourn, Goffs Oak and Knebworth Community Libraries. I’m sure you’ll agree that these comments provide lovely feedback about volunteers’ experience of supporting their local libraries and their communities too:
"I love being part of a team that helps to run the Library and it's good to meet local residents who value our support"
"I have a much stronger bond with my community now”
“It’s a joy to see children still enjoying books”
“Libraries are vital and I feel I am helping keep them alive"
"I feel valued, make new friends and learn new skills. The library stays open for all to enjoy"
"I enjoy meeting the regulars that come in every week - they recognise you, say hello and have a chat. I like to help with any queries that they have whether it is books, photo-copying or using the PCs"
“Volunteering at my local library has given me a new social life with a real purpose. It has provided me with the opportunity to discover and borrow a whole new range of different books; magazines and CDs which I never knew existed”
"The joy of working with books, meeting people of all ages and helping them when needed gives you a sense of community. I enjoy welcoming young children and their parents into the library and seeing their pleasure in looking through the books"
"I volunteer in the library as I enjoy meeting new people and being involved in what seems to be the heart of the community"
“I volunteer at the library as it would be so sad to lose this great, free local service. It’s a really nice, chilled, friendly space and I always leave feeling serene and lifted”
“I volunteer because for as long as I can remember I’ve always had my nose in a book. Enid Blyton and JK Rowling helped shape my childhood in so many ways. I’m lucky enough to work for a company that offers a ‘charity day’ once a year – or rather a day to give back to the community - so it made perfect logical sense!”
“The most rewarding aspect of this role is the pleasant atmosphere amongst the team. There is an abundance of first rate support and respect from my colleagues, which facilitates the operation of the service that we provide to customers – many of whom are very forthcoming in their appreciation for what we do”