Whether out in the community or at the library, the Friends of the Heritage Library are active in our mission of ‘Bringing people to the library and the library to the people’.  Many hours are donated throughout the year in support of various events, programs, and other charitable activities.

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How I Can Get Involved

The Friends of the Heritage Library host community events and programs through out the year to raise awareness and raise money to help support the library efforts. If you are interested in volunteering or becoming a member, please email us at info@heritagelibraryfriends.com.

Book Packing

The schedule is entirely flexible.   Typically we’ll try to have two volunteers per month who will pack for that month.   The need/frequency of packing is dictated by the volume of library discards and drop-off donations.  I wouldn’t imagine that you wouldn’t have to pack more than once, maybe twice, in a month’s time (usually an hour or so per visit).  Volunteers will often coordinate between themselves and/or our book packing coordinator so that two people could be packing together and help each other out.    However, sometimes it works out that just one person is available at a particular time and that is fine as well.   The packing is done in a back storage room at the library and involves unshelving books from mobile carts or a fixed set of shelving, organizing them, and then storing the books in cardboard boxes.

Community Events

Book Sale: Plan sale, sort books prior to sale, set-up and staff event, dismantle and box remaining books for charity.
One Book/One Lakeville: Participate in book selection, work with community leaders and organizations on fundraising and buplicity, and plan, publicize and volunteer at events.

Library Events

Assist libraians during special Heritage Library events by greeting guest, assisting with refreshments and assisting following the event.
Community Events: Participate in community events through the Lakeville Area Arts Center, Lakeville School District and the City of Lakeville.
Outreach Programs

Memory Care

Join Library staff and volunteers presenting special topics and crafts at Highview Hills.
Heritage Helpers: Assist the Heritage Library staff with behind the scene activities.
Home Delivery: Deliver library material to homebound residents in Lakeville.
Member Opportunities

Friends’ Officer or Board Member

Approve the activities and events supported by the Friends and approve distribution of Friends’ funds.
Membership: Help coordinate and communicate with volunteers.
Communications: Help with email, newsletter and web content. Assist with publicity for Library and Friends events

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