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Lewiston Public Library is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers from the community. We currently have openings in BookReach, Landscaping and Adopt-A-Shelf (please see below descriptions).  If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out an application and return it to the library. We will contact you at the earliest opportunity.

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BookReach is looking for volunteer readers!

BookReach-Logo-Top-300x261 BookReach is a community collaboration of volunteer readers who bring story times and books to children in licensed family childcare homes. If you like children and reading-out loud, please check out our BookReach page for details





We are looking for a Landscape Gardener!


Time requirement:

1 – 3 hours weekly


To keep the library’s live plants inside, watered and trimmed.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • To work in pleasant surroundings
  • To develop a new skills
  • Give something back to the community
  • Share your talents
  • Feel needed and valued
  • Satisfaction from accomplishment

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Water and prune plants as needed

Skills/Abilities/Qualifications Required

  • Physical stamina is required–bending, digging, lifting, stooping, standing, and walking
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to learn plant maintenance skills
  • Knowledge of plants required
  • Ability to make recommendations on plant care

Please indicate on your application that you are interested in helping out with the plants.


We are looking for several Adopt-A-Shelf volunteers!

Adopt-A-Shelf Volunteer

Time Commitment

1-3 hours, weekly


Maintains order, accessibility, and appearance of assigned section of shelving.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Chance to meet new people
  • To work in pleasant surroundings
  • To develop new skills
  • Give something back to the community
  • Share your talents
  • Feel needed and valued
  • Enhance your resume
  • Satisfaction from accomplishment

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain orderly and clean shelves
  • Identify books requiring mending and place them in mending area noting the book’s particular problem
  • Read spine labels, and re-shelf books that are not in proper order
  • Shift books as necessary, to assure easy access
  • Remove all bookmarks, paper, and litter from books and shelves

Skills/Abilities/Qualifications Required

  • Ability to work congenially with staff, patrons and other volunteers
  • Ability to provide dependable transportation, be punctual, and the ability to be contacted by telephone for scheduling changes and meetings
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions, policies and procedures
  • Ability to receive instruction from library staff, and the cooperation to abide by library policies and regulations
  • Ability to lift and move library materials as necessary
  • Ability to reach to top shelves and bend to bottom shelves

Page last updated: Mar 09, 2015

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