The library is always looking for people interested in contributing their time and talents to help support our
daily operations. Below is a list of opportunities and their typical duties. Find one (or more) that interests
you and call the library to sign up.
Some require a regular commitment of time, and some occur on an irregular basis. Volunteers can commit
to a regular time and day each week, or just pop in spontaneously when time permits.
Replace worn book labels; take inventory of our physical collection (no experience required). Mend worn or
damaged books; sell duplicate books on our eBay store (experience preferred). Catalogue new
acquisitions, primarily books (experience required).
Maintain the library's gardens during the spring, summer, and fall months - i.e., planting, weeding, mulching,
pruning. (No lawn mowing, snow plowing, or other grounds work is expected or required.)
Genealogy Research Assistant
Help library staff in conducting genealogical research for remote patrons (experience required).
Write blog posts and press releases; create promotional brochures and other materials; assist in staffing our
booth at genealogy conferences or other meetings (experience preferred); maintain our website and
Facebook page (experience required).
Project Assistant - Ed Laput Connecticut Cemetery Project
Take digital photographs of gravestones in Connecticut cemeteries; transcribe information into Excel
spreadsheets for inclusion in our digital collection.
Greet patrons; give tours of the library to newcomers; guide them to finding our resources for their research.
Scan original materials and upload digital files to our online collection; transcribe data into spreadsheets.
1. Specific training for the volunteer task
2. Premium Membership