Grantsburg Public Library - Mary Ann Erickson Memorial

Volunteering

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at Grantsburg Public Library!

Volunteers are important partners in fulfilling the Library's mission of providing patrons with knowledge and information that supports lifelong learning and expanding and enhancing public service to the community. Volunteers perform many important jobs that cannot be funded out of the Library's regular operating budget and so are essential to maintaining quality library service. Volunteers support the Library Staff in various capacities and supervised by Library Staff they work with patrons and help with special projects and community events. Volunteers do not take the place of paid staff and perform their duties and tasks without wages, benefits or expectations of compensation (including travel expenses) of any kind. Volunteers are recognized by the public as representatives of the Library and shall be expected to meet the same work and behavior codes as employees.

If you enjoy meeting and helping people, then share your talents and skills and discover the rewards of giving your time and energy to an organization that enriches the lives of others and the community!

Volunteer applications are available at the Library's front desk.

Donations

The library accepts donations of recent books (copyright date within five years), recorded books on CD, and DVDs. Donations should be clean and in good condition. A rule of thumb is; donate it to the library if you would give it to a friend. Also, please do not bring more items than you can carry into the library.

The library does not accept donations of old magazines, textbooks, VHS/cassettes or encyclopedias.

All donations are accepted without condition, and immediately become the property of the library. They cannot be returned. Some donations will be added to the collection. The same criteria for inclusion in the library’s collection apply to gifts as to purchased materials. The rest are sold in our book sale, donated, or disposed of by means necessary. Donations added to the collection may be subsequently withdrawn when they are worn or when their content is no longer current.

The library accepts donations between the normal operating hours.

If you need a receipt for tax purposes, one will be provided. Library staff cannot assign a dollar value to items donated, but can include a description of what is donated, i.e. 3 hc books or 12 pbk books.

Memorial gifts of books or money are also accepted with suitable bookplates placed in the book. Specific memorial books can be ordered for the library upon request granted the request meets the criteria established by the Library Board of Trustees.

Thank you!