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Wanted: Volunteers!

With summer just around the corner, I'm sure you're already starting to ponder how you'll spend your time.

Are you interested in something that allows you to spend time with friends, be in an air-conditioned facility, and have fun? Well, then the library is where you need to be!

We are always in need of dependable volunteers to help with our annual Summer Reading Programs for both children and young adults.

In case you don't already know, volunteering is valuable for both your community AND yourself - volunteering is a rewarding way to help those around you and is a great feature to put on applications for jobs and colleges (something you may or may not be thinking about yet, but don't worry...the time will come!).

There are just a few things to know for volunteering during Summer Reading at the Jasper County Libraries: - you must be at least 11 years old. - you must demonstrate that you can be dependable and respectful. - you must be willing to work with children/young adults. - you must have fun!

The libraries suggest volunteers attend a training session prior to the start of Summer Reading. Both the DeMotte and Wheatfield Libraries will hold their training sessions on Friday, June 1st at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (choose whichever time works best for you!). Anyone interested in volunteering at the Rensselaer Library should sign up for the volunteer call out on Friday, June 1st at 3:30 p.m.

Registration for the training sessions can be done online or by calling the libraries within the next couple of weeks! So, consider including some time as a volunteer at the library when writing out your summer "to do" list...it'll be worth it!