Shelf Reader

Time Commitment

1-2 hours, weekly, 3 month commitment


To keep the materials in the library's collection in order.

Benefits of Volunteering

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

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To read shelves by putting books in Dewey Decimal order, alphabetically by the author's name and/or Dewey Decimal
  • Accuracy is needed for this job

Skills/Abilities/Qualifications Required

  • Ability to sort materials in alphabetical and/or Dewey Decimal order (will train)
  • Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer
  • Ability to bend to floor level or reach a height of 66 inches
  • Ability to read a minimum print size (12 pt)
  • Ability to work congenially with staff, patrons, and other volunteers
  • General familiarity with libraries a plus