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Jackson County Public Library


Contact: Michelle Allison, Volunteer Coordinator

Mailing Address: 310 Keener Street
Sylva, NC 28779

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Fax Number: 828-631-2943

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Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: 310 Keener Street, Sylva. (In the Courthouse Complex)

Agency Description:

While providing free access to books and other materials, the library also offers special educational and recreational programs for children and adults. The library has a computer lab, Wi-Fi, 3D Printer, Analog to Digital conversion equipment, eResources, telescope, etc.

Volunteers may assist with shelving, shelf reading, book repair, and youth and adult programming, as well as other special projects. They may also help as a technology mentor; assisting patrons learn basic computer skills.

Training: Volunteers will be trained to shelve in the Dewey Decimal system. All book repair and book covering activities require training.
Time Commitment:

Court appointed community service hours will be arranged through Michelle Allison. Contact her for scheduling information.

If service learning projects are desired, contact must be made through Michelle Allison. The Library prefers that volunteers commit to a set schedule for specific blocks of time.

Skills, Experience, and Special Requirements:

All service learning volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and be willing to commit to a set schedule during library hours unless special arrangements are made.

All teen volunteers should be 14 to 18 years of age.

Volunteer Involvement: Volunteers may serve a greeters. With training, volunteers may also help with covering, repairing, and shelving books.

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