Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Library Volunteers Needed

The library is currently looking for a few good volunteers. We are looking for volunteers to work on a variety of projects and tasks. Do you like to read the newspaper and keep up with current events? The library needs one or more volunteers to help us index our local papers. This index is available on our website and goes back to 1994. We are having a hard time finding enough people to keep it current at the moment, and have fallen a few months behind. If we are able to catch up we would also like to extend back before 1994. Newspaper indexers need to have a head for detail and precision, and be able to think up subject terms with which to describe the articles that appear in the newspaper. If you think you might be the right person for the job, please contact us.

Another job that needs attention a few hours each week is the covering and processing of new books. One of our volunteers is currently on leave caring for a family member and we need someone who can step into her shoes in the interim. (It's also a great way to get first dibs on anything new to the collection!)

In addition to these two urgent jobs we are always looking for people to help us repair books and cassettes, and to clean and repair our CD and DVD collections. Interested in local Hampton history and remember your typing class from High School? We are always on the lookout for help in transcribing town records and reports into our web space. And for those who can’t or don’t like to type, there are always digital scanning projects in the works.

We will be happy to train you for any of these jobs. The library depends on a cadre of dedicated volunteers. To join this vital group, please contact Darrell Eifert or Bill Teschek at 926-3368 or email the library at library(at) We look forward to hearing from you.


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