Sunday, August 9, 2009

Help ! Friends of the Rockville Library needs Volunteers

I love the Rockville library and I wanted to seek the local area readers of this blog to see if they could help ;

Message from Aileen Klein  : (I have removed her phone number and email but pls comment here or email me from my contact info on this blog and I will send the info to you-Thanks)

We have just received an email from the manager of the Rockville library that the books donated to the FOL are becoming a problem.   The reason for this is that we do not have volunteers committed to a regular schedule who would come in to sort and pack the books.   Currently our books are taking up all of the staff work space and it is against county policy to have the library staff handle donated books (nor do they have the time).   As we are all aware, the library patronage has increased as the economic downturn has occurred and thus the library staff has their hands full handling all of the extra work that has created.

As you know, book sales are our main source of revenue and without the donated books we would not be able to help the library buy the necessary items that we have been providing, nor would we be able to pay for the programs that we sponsor.

Sorting books, is actually a lot of fun.   We really need people who could commit to at least once a week for a few hours on a regular basis (if you have more time, we can use whatever you have).   If you only have one day a month, we'd still love to have your help.   Perhaps you have a spouse who has some time to spare?

Please consider this carefully, we are at a critical point where if we do not find volunteers we may have to turn away donated books and that would hurt the public in many ways.

There is no special talent involved in sorting books.    If you send me an email, and tell me you are interested, we will show you exactly what to do.   There is really no right or wrong method, so don't worry, it's fun!

If you know of someone who would like to do this and is not a member, please let me know.  

Thank you all for your support.


Aileen Klein 

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