Book Guardian

Time Commitment

1-2 hours, weekly, 3 month commitment


Maintains books in good repair so they can continue to be enjoyed by patrons.

Benefits of Volunteering

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

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Cleans book covers
  • Replaces worn book jackets
  • Repairs book hinges and other spine damage
  • Affixes loose pages
  • Mends torn pages

Skills/Abilities/Qualifications Required

  • Meticulous attention to detail and pride in good workmanship
  • Ability to work with glue, tape, scissors, cloth hinges, book cleaning solution, and book jacket covers
  • Ability to work congenially with staff, patrons and other volunteers
  • Ability to receive instruction from library staff, and the cooperation to abide by library policies and regulations