Volunteer

We welcome Friends and community members who are enthusiastic about our mission to support Bellevue Friends of the Library and the wide variety of programs we support at the Bellevue Library, Lake Hills Library, and Library Connection @ Crossroads.

There are many ways to get involved with Bellevue Friends of the Library.

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it: We are currently seeking nominations for open positions on the Executive Board. See below for more information. If you are interested, or would like to nominate a fellow BFOL member or volunteer, please email bellevuefriends@gmail.com. Thanks!

The Corner Book Shop

The Corner Book Shop volunteers enjoy interacting with shop customers and other volunteers. The Corner Book Shop volunteers open the shop, assist customers in finding books and other items, receive donations of books and other items, ring up customer sales on the cash register, straighten and restock shelves, close the shop, and balance daily sales. Volunteers generally work two shifts per month. We make every effort to work around our volunteers’ other time commitments. Schedules are flexible and are updated each month.

The Corner Book Shop volunteers must be members of Bellevue Friends of the Library.

Marking Room

Marking Room volunteers assess, price, and organize books. They may also help restock shelves in The Corner Book Shop. Two to three hour shifts are assigned to coincide with The Corner Book Shop hours. Volunteers generally work two shifts per month. We make every effort to work around our volunteers’ other time commitments. Schedules are flexible and are updated each month.

Marking Room volunteers must be members of Bellevue Friends of the Library.

 

Board and Administrative Positions

Currently seeking nominations for Executive Board positions starting in June: Have YOU ever considered a leadership role with Bellevue Friends of the Library? The nominating committee is pulling together a slate of those interested in being considered for an Executive Board position. The Board is the governing body of the Friends and meets once a month on the third Thursday at the Bellevue Library. It is an active, congenial, dedicated group of members working together to promote reading and literacy while supporting our Corner Book Shop, Marking Room, and Special Events volunteers. In addition to supporting numerous activities in the library, we also host two large book sales every year: the Holiday Book Sale and the Foreign Language Book Sale. There are several positions becoming available on the board beginning in June.

If you are interested or have questions, or would like to nominate a fellow BFOL member or volunteer, please email us at bellevuefriends@gmail.com.

The executive board acts as trustee of the organization’s assets and ensures that the nonprofit is well managed and remains fiscally sound. Taking on responsibility for one of our board positions can be a rewarding experience as you share in the running of an organization that has successfully supported Bellevue Libraries for more than 60 years.

Board members must be members of Bellevue Friends of the Library. Prior board experience is not necessary for most board positions.

Special Sales

We welcome Bellevue Friends of the Library members and non-members alike to assist us at our special sales. Our Holiday Sale is a particular favorite, and we have many loyal helpers and patrons who return year after year to share in the festive fun.