We are really keen for communities to get involved in this exciting new chapter for Devon Libraries.
Your local library does so many things and lots of the services could benefit from your support.
We are always looking for friendly, outgoing people to get involved and help their local library. There are a range of opportunities to suit all backgrounds and experience, including helping at events, welcoming people to the library, helping people use the computers and volunteering in the Children’s Library.
You could join your local library’s Friends Group. This is an ideal way to show your practical support for you local library by fundraising, supporting events and activities for example helping to host book groups, preparing refreshments and meeting and greeting visitors. It is also a great way to share ideas as Friends Groups can make sure that local views are accurately reflected to the decision makers responsible for the library service. Friends Groups also help to raise the profile of their local library and increase awareness of local needs.
You could volunteer in your local library. Volunteers are an important part of Devon Libraries. By giving your time, skills and experience as a volunteer, you will be making a real difference to the services your local library can offer.
You could also apply to become a Board member of the new organisation. If you would like details of the recruitment process when they become available in the Autumn please contact us.
Its not just the library that benefits – getting involved with your local library can give you the opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills, improve your confidence and experience help you give something back to your local community.
We strive to involve a broad range of people to reflect the diversity of Devon’s communities. We match an individual’s skills and interests to the opportunities available, ensuring that their involvement is successful for both the individual and the community.
For more information please visit the Devon Libraries website.