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Help the Friends of the Eastern Shore Public Library

There are many ways you can help the Library and the Friends whether it is your time, your expertise or your money.

Join the Friends organization and become actively involved in the Friends sponsored events by becoming a Board Member or a Committee member.

The Board meets once a month at the Accomac Library on the 4th Wednesday at 10am for about 2 hours. Committees are Publicity, Book Sales, Fund Raising and Grant Writing. These can be for short term and long term commitments from once a month to once a year.

Volunteer for Friends events

We always need people to help with our book sales (come and sort the books and get first pick) and to help staff our tables whether at the Library or other community events where we have a display. Help distribute posters and flyers for our events to local Post Offices, stores and restaurants. Time commitment can be a couple of hours a year.

Help at the Library

The Library depends on volunteers to supplement the short handed staff in many ways. You can help re-shelve books and to check the book shelves to ensure all the books are in their proper place. These are both great opportunities to discover books you have never read before. Also help is needed in preparing books before they are ready to the general public. There is also a need for people with computer skills to help with the various files that need to be updated. Again this can be once a week to once a month to once a year.

Buy

You can purchase books for the Library under the ´Be First´ program. Choose a book that you think the library should have and they will purchase it at about a 40% discount for you. Once the book arrives, you can pick it and read it before it is processed and you can keep it for a month. Then return it to the library and it will go into the general collection with a book plate if you wish. At Christmas there is a Wish Tree where you can also purchase books for the Library.

Also, when you buy Friends of the Library book totes, calendars and used books from our sale table all of these proceeds go directly to the Friends. Check them out next time you are in the Library. And don't forget the 'pig' at the front desk!

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