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Folsom Public Library Seeks Sunday Volunteers
Folsom Public Library Seeks Sunday Volunteers

The Folsom Public Library is recruiting customer-service oriented volunteers to assist staff on Sundays, according to Library Supervisor Greta Galindo.    

Galindo is seeking friendly and dependable volunteers who can commit to working as library docents from noon to 5 p.m. one Sunday a month.  The docents work under the direction of library staff to welcome patrons, provide directional assistance and assist with self-check machines, copiers, print stations and library computers.  The docents will also help patrons with basic catalog searches.

“We provide training for all docents so they understand library policies and procedures,” says Galindo.  “It would be helpful if volunteers have a basic knowledge of the layout of the library, as well as some experience with office equipment and computer technology.”

While Sunday is the least busy day of the week at the library, Galindo wants to continue serving the families that use the library as a weekend gathering place.  “In these tough economic times, the library is a free place for families to relax and read together.  Many stop in after visiting the Zoo Sanctuary or the park and we want to accommodate them.”

The Georgia Murray Building at 411 Stafford St. is currently open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.  The library is closed on Mondays. 

To volunteer to serve as a library docent, visit http://californialibraries.volunteermatch.org to begin the application process, or contact Galindo at (916) 985-8195 or ggalindo@folsom.ca.us.

 

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