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Volunteer Opportunity: Friends of the Library

Friends of Hayner Library BuildingThe Friends of the Library is a great organization of volunteers that supports the library through quarterly book sales, donating the funds to the library for special projects. Located at 327 State Street in Alton, they collect donations from the community as well as recycling books from the libraries’ shelves.

This great group of friendly people meets every Monday from 9:30 until 12 noon and is always looking for new volunteers. Even if you only have an hour or two, your help would certainly be welcome.
Opportunities for volunteer activities include accepting donations, sorting and putting books on shelves, maintaining the book carts in the libraries, and staffing the quarterly book sales.

A fun perk of volunteering for the Friends is that you get first choice of all the great materials they collect—a great benefit for book lovers!

The book sales are held the second weekend in October, February, May, and August. Everything is incredibly priced: paperbacks $.25, hardbacks $.50, all children’s materials $.25, and records and magazines $.10.

If you have materials contributions you would like to give to the Friends, you can drop them off at 327 State Street on Monday mornings, or just leave them at any Hayner Library circulation desk.
Please consider volunteering. For more information, you can contact the Friends at 618-462-4396.