Friday, February 09, 2007

Volunteers for Southside

With the recent newspaper and radio coverage of the arrival of the collection to Southside Library (and thank you to Henry M. Lopez for the headline of a lifetime, Filling a Library's Soul), we have been alerting our users to the need for volunteers for Southside. Working in overdrive (watch them go!!), the Technical Services staff unpacked, checked in, and rough-sorted the first 300 boxes of materials on Tuesday and Wednesday. Other library staff and volunteers shelved most of those by Wednesday afternoon. But there's at least 1300 more boxes to get unpacked, etc.; and then they ALL have to be shelved.

If you are interested in volunteering please call the La Farge Reference desk at 955-4862, or the library's administrative assistant Maria Finley at 955-6789, and leave your name and phone number.

Immediately what we need is help with the enormous physical task of getting Southside's collection ready for the grand opening on March 23rd; but also, long-term, Southside will need help for on-going things like the bookstore, shelving, assistance with children’s programs, etc.

Thanks for thinking about working with us, and please ask your friends and family to help also, it would be appreciated.

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