a library run by volunteers

The Marine Community Library depends on volunteers to make programs and services available. Currently over 60 volunteers are doing their part to keep the library doors open and the many library programs running smoothly.

The Marine Library Association organizes all volunteer efforts. There are two types of volunteers for the library: people who staff the library and volunteers for the activities and support of the library and MarLA.

Staffing Volunteers

The library is open 18 hours a week, with six volunteer shifts of three hours each. Our goal is to have two volunteers staff each three hour shift. A lead volunteer is responsible for opening and closing and serves as a liaison when technical problems arise. Other tasks are shared between the two volunteers.

Volunteer responsibilities include: checking in and shelving returned items, checking out materials, light cleaning at the end of the shift, answering questions, and providing help with software and the catalog.

Each volunteer attends an initial training session, and all volunteers are encouraged to take part in periodic update training

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Other opportunities include assisting with adult or children’s programs and events, fundraising, serving on the board, community education, storytimes, book clubs, and more. Visit the MarLA page for more information, or email info@marinecommunitylibrary.org.

volunteer scheduling

Volunteer shifts are coordinated through signupgenius.com.

For library staffing shifts, a monthly email is sent to all volunteers inviting them to sign up for shifts in the upcoming month. Volunteers will also receive email messages for other volunteer opportunities, such as assisting with library programs.

volunteer coordinators

Sue LoganLead Coordinator

Loralee DiLorenzo

Mary Burke

To contact the volunteer coordinators, please send an email to info@marinecommunitylibrary.com