Volunteer Opportunities

Friends of the C.H. Booth Library

25 Main Street

Newtown, CT 06470

203 270 4537

To accomplish its mission to support the library’s collection, programs and technology needs, the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library always welcomes new volunteers. We offer the opportunity to spend hours each week in the company of good books and interesting people, all in the service of supporting your library.

Qualifications: We seek able adults with

* A deep interest in books and reading;

* Some knowledge of past and current authors;

* Familiarity with the basic fiction and non-fiction categories of books;

* Ability to alphabetize;

* Computer literacy;

* Dependability; and

* A willingness to learn and be a team player.

To work in the sorting area, you must be able to pack and lift boxes weighing approximately 25 pounds.

Availability and Hours: The Friends of the C.H. Booth Library gather two mornings weekly throughout the year at the library.

Responsibilities: We will train you to

Sort, price, and box sales inventory;

Look up books on laptop computer and hand scanner to determine value; and

Perform light housekeeping of sorting area.

Training and Orientation: Every prospective volunteer must successfully complete a three-week training period on-site under the supervision of an experienced volunteer.

Additional volunteer opportunities:

Internet Sales – Volunteers are needed to gather and price inventory for internet placement, prepare photos and write-ups, pack and mail purchased items, and perform other tasks associated with maintaining the BooksfromBooth

storefront(s). Successful sorting room training and orientation is required.

Transportation and Storage – Volunteers are needed to pick-up donations locally and to transport book sale inventory from the library to the storage facility. Ability to lift heavy boxes and access to a pick-up truck, SUV or other appropriate vehicle is required.

For more information, please leave a message at 203-270-4537 or drop us an email at boothbooksale@ yahoo.com with your contact information and we will get in touch with you about volunteer opportunities.