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Book Reviewer - Adult Volunteer
Virtual Library Volunteer

Description

Volunteers read a book and write a review on JCL's website.

Tips for reviewing a book:

- Your job is to be an ambassador to our collection for other patrons who likely are just browsing and are looking for guidance.

- Keep your review under three lines long. Your reviews should be short and to the point.

- Don't summarize the plot. A little description is ok to give the reader context, though.

- Show us your unique perspective on the item! Tell us why you liked or did not like the book.

- Include genre and appeal factors.

Reviews must be for books read in the last 60 days. For each book reviewed, you may log 15 minutes (.25) service hours.

Requirements

Minimum age: 18

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Friends Book Donation Drop-off
Friends of the Library Sorting Center & Booksales

Description

Friends of Johnson County Library supports library programs and services through the sale of books donated by the community.

Volunteers are needed to help accept book donations at the Friends of Johnson County Library Sort Center (8279 Melrose Dr., Overland Park, KS) throughout fall. Volunteers must be able to lift boxes up to 40 lbs. on/off dolly carts, stand for long periods of time, and be comfortable going outside to assist with donation drop offs. Masks are required (please let us know if you need masks or gloves). Closed toed shoes and comfortable clothing are strongly encouraged. Volunteers ages 14-17 are welcome but please get your parents permission before registering. Snacks and bottled water will be provided.

Requirements

Minimum age: 14

Opp Available Positions: 39


Description

Johnson County Library was started by a dedicated group of community members who ran libraries out of their homes, schools, and businesses. Today, Friends of Library is a membership organization that supports the library through volunteer and financial support.

The Marketing/Community Engagement Committee is responsible for spreading the word about Friends and our work with the Library. Friends are looking for volunteers who have skills in community engagement, communication, design, working with media, and/or a background in journalism to serve on this committee.

Requirements

Minimum age: 18

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Friends of the Library Membership Committee
Friends of the Library Committees

Description

In 1956, a dedicated group of community members started Johnson County Library by running libraries out of their homes, schools, and businesses. In 2020, the Friends Johnson County Library continues to support the Library through volunteer and financial support. We are seeking volunteers to serve on the Membership Committee which recruits new members for the Friends organization, designs membership appreciation efforts and provides opportunities to enhance support to Johnson County Library.

If you're social and outgoing, and have an understanding of building membership organizations, we'd love to talk with you! This committee conducts monthly virtual meetings and occasionally has other projects that may require additional time.

Requirements

Minimum age: 18

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HomeConnect Messages
Virtual Library Volunteer

Description

HomeConnect is a service for Johnson County residents who are unable to come to the library in person. Please help us share an upbeat message by creating a bookmark or handwritten card to include in these deliveries. Volunteers may log 30 minutes (.50) of service for each bookmark and 15 minutes (.25) of service for each handmade card*.

Please adhere to the following guidelines in creating your bookmarks and cards.

Do:
- Please use the Bookmark template or other paper cut to 2 " x 8 ".
- Please be sure to include positive messages.
- Let recipients know you are thinking about them.
- Book puns and quotes are greatly appreciated.
- Please write legibly and spend time working on each card/bookmark.


Please Don't:
- Please do not include any messages that are proselytizing, specific religious references (ex: God bless you, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, etc.), and/or religious pictures.
- Please do not include political messages.
- Please do not use envelopes as all messages must be reviewed by staff prior to distribution.

Cards can be interoffice mailed (please ask your Branch/Friends point person for assistance):

Amber Bourek Slater
Volunteer Coordinator
Antioch Library
8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Merriam, KS 66202

*Please note for students looking to earn service hours, you can only earn a maximum of 20 service hours for this opportunity each school year.

Requirements

Minimum age: 5

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Need More Information?
Central Library-Non-Circulation

Description

If you don't see the volunteer position you're looking for, or you aren't sure about where you want to volunteer, you've come to the right place! Sign up here and you will be contacted to learn more about volunteering in the library!

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Swift Volunteer
Central Library-Non-Circulation

Description

Are you looking to volunteer with the library but do not have the time to commit to a regular volunteer shift? If so, this might be the perfect opportunity for you. We are looking for people who want to help with a variety of one-time volunteer opportunities. These opportunities may include: preparing mailings, setting-up for events, greeting and ushering programs, or helping with book sales. By joining this group, you will receive emails letting you know about new one-time volunteer opportunities. You will be able register for whichever opportunities interest you. It's that simple.

Requirements

Minimum age: 16

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Teen Book Reviewer
Virtual Library Volunteer

Description

Read and review teen books and review them for the Libary's teen website for volunteer credit!

Every review published on the website earns the reviewer 2 hours (one for reading the book, one for writing the review). Instructions and training will be given to all reviewers, no previous experience necessary.

For volunteers age 12, please contact Heather directly for more information.

Requirements

Minimum age: 12

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Description

Read and review advanced reader copies of Young Adult books for volunteer credit as a part of YALSA's Teens' Top Ten galley group!

For volunteers ages 12, please contact Heather for more information.

Requirements

Minimum age: 13

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Teen Galley Review Group - Monticello
Monticello-De Soto Libraries

Description

Read and review advanced reader copies of Young Adult books for volunteer credit as a part of YALSA's Teens' Top Ten galley group!

Requirements

Minimum age: 13

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