2018 Summer Volunteering and Training Sessions
Are you in 6th to 12th grade? Do you need volunteer hours for school, clubs, or church? Would you like to help encourage a love of books and reading in children at the library? Do you need an excuse to get out of the house this summer and want to do something good? Then volunteering at the library is for you!
Every summer the Lisle Library District recruits volunteers to help with sign-ups, logging reading hours, and assisting the librarians in making sure programs go well and are fun for everyone, along with a myriad of other interesting tasks. If you want to do good in your community and earn service hours, the library is a great opportunity to do so!
Make sure to fill out a volunteering form, available here, and turn it in to the Youth Services desk or by email to Miss Mallory at email@example.com.
Training sessions will be held in May and the beginning of June. All volunteers MUST attend a training session prior to beginning their volunteer hours*. Training session dates are as follows:
Thursday, May 17 @ 4:15PM
Saturday, May 19 @ 1:15PM
Tuesday, May 22 @ 6:15PM
Thursday, May 24 @ 4:15PM
Tuesday, May 29 @ 6:15PM
LATE TRAINING DATES**
Tuesday, June 5 @ 6:00PM
Saturday, June 16 @ 2:00PM
Tuesday, June 19 @ 6:00PM
If you absolutely cannot attend one of these sessions for reasons of loss of limb, fire, or other dire circumstances, please let me know so that alternative training may be arranged. If you have not turned in a volunteer form before attending one of the sessions, please make sure to bring your signed form with you to the training!
For those new to the process of summer volunteering at Lisle Library, volunteers are scheduled two at a time in two-hour blocks Monday to Sunday during library hours. To make sure that we have at least one volunteer manning our Summer Reading Program table at all times, each volunteer fills out a sign-up calendar for June and July with the days and shifts they would like to work. I then take those calendars and create a schedule that gets sent out to all volunteers. This is why email communication is so important for summer volunteering, and also why it is important to return all applications and calendars on time.
This year, to be included on the June volunteering schedule, you will need to turn one of these calendars in to me, either by bringing in a physical copy to the Youth Services department, or by emailing a digital copy to firstname.lastname@example.org, by
May 21 THE DATE HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK TO FRIDAY, MAY 25. You may turn in a June calendar even if you cannot attend a May training session this year, but please make sure that you do not sign up to work before you're expected training date. If you wish to volunteer with a friend, please make sure that you coordinate schedules so that you sign up for the same dates and times, and note at the top of your calendar that you wish to volunteer with a specific person, and I will do what I can to accomodate you.
If you have any questions or need to set up an alternate training date, please contact me via email or phone at 630-971-1675 EXT 3006.
- Miss Mallory
*Even if you have volunteered during previous summers, training this year is mandatory! Both the website and the program itself has had a compelete overhaul, and all volunteers will need to be shown how the new system works.
**Note that these training dates are scheduled for after the Summer Reading Program begins. If you cannot make a training session before the start of the program, please make sure any June dates you sign up to volunteer for happen after you're expected training date. Summer is our busiest time, and staff are not likely to be available to explain how the program works if a volunteer arrives at their scheduled time and does not know what to do.