June 21, 2018

Friends of Library Seeks Volunteers


Friends of the Topanga Library is seeking volunteers to operate the Topanga Library bookstore selling donated gently-used books, CDs, DVDs and memberships.

This is an ongoing, weekly responsibility. A six-month commitment is preferred, although summer opportunities are available. The shifts are a minimum of two hours in duration. Duties include sorting and shelving books as inventory arrives; cashiering; greeting and engaging the public. Retail or customer service experience is preferred but not required. A warm, personable, outgoing personality is a must.

Our goal is to have the bookstore operate during all library open hours, including evenings and weekends. Short-term, one-time or occasional volunteers are also needed to help sort books in the storage shed, especially before, during and after sales events.

In its effort to connect students and community through service, these positions are open to teenagers and family volunteers. This is a great opportunity for those interested in service but unable to make a weekly commitment. Bookstore volunteers have the opportunity to participate in the Friends of the Library newsletter, Facebook page and represent the Friends at sponsored library events.

For a volunteer form stop in the store. For more information: Friendsofthetopangalibrary@gmail.com.

About friends of the library—Friends of the Library is a Los Angeles County-wide organization of people who care about libraries and are interested in increasing awareness of the library in their communities. The County Library system currently has 77 Friends of the Library groups with more than 5,523 members. Friends of the Library support the library by: holding fundraising events, such as book sales; sponsoring and staffing library events; helping recruit volunteers. Funds raised support library programs and the purchase of library materials.

Friends of the Library is self-supporting and conducts meetings governed by a constitution and by-laws, elects officers and maintains their own financial records. Membership is open to anyone interested in helping to enhance library services in their community.

The bookstore is located at the LA County Topanga Public Library, 122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290. Wednesdays and Fridays, starting August 7, 2013 at 10:15 a.m.

Toddler Storytime. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and more!


Art Activity for Kids—Thursday, Aug. 15, 4 p.m. Kids join us for fun art projects. We might be painting, gluing, constructing, creating, and imagining... a fun and unique piece of art to take home.

WordPress Meetup—Thursday, Aug. 15, 6:30 p.m. All levels of users are invited to attend our monthly meetings to share, collaborate and discuss all things WordPress blogging.

*Teen Book Club—Wednesday, Aug. 21, 4:30 p.m. Join us for book discussion and snacks. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the library. Ages 13-18.

Board Game Day—Thursday, Aug. 22, 12 to 5 p.m. Make plans to meet with friends or drop in and make some new ones! Games will be supplied by the library but feel free to bring your own. Open to all ages!

Teen Advisory Board Meeting—Wednesday, Aug. 28, 4:30 p.m. Earn volunteer credit while sharing input on books and library services for teens. Open to ages 12-18.

*Kid’s Book Club—Thursday, Aug. 29, 4 p.m. Join us for book talking, refreshments, and art fun. Ages 9-12.

*Note to Parents: Refreshments will be provided. A list of ingredients will be available at the program.

The Topanga Library is located at 122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290; (310) 455-3480.

—Vickie Raymundi

Teen and Reference Services Librarian