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Volunteer @SPL

Volunteering at the Library

Volunteers are important to the success of the Springdale Public Library and to the delivery of its services to the citizens of Springdale. The Springdale Library values the time and commitment of citizens who volunteer. Volunteers partner with staff to provide support necessary to implement the mission and programs of the library system. Volunteers of the Library serve in many capacities. However, volunteers will not be placed in positions that could jeopardize the library's ability to operate if the volunteer failed to report to work. Volunteers are viewed as a valuable resource and therefore the staff of the Springdale Public Library aims to give volunteers meaningful responsibilities, appropriate orientation and training, effective supervision and recognition. Volunteers are expected to perform their tasks to the best of their abilities and to remain dedicated to the mission and vision of the Springdale Public Library.


The Springdale Public Library values the time and interest of citizens who would like to volunteer. All those interested in volunteering in the library must complete an Application Form. This form is available online as a PDF. To view it from home you will need the freely available Adobe Acrobat Reader software. To download, go to and click Get Acrobat Reader.

Teens interested in volunteering during our annual summer reading program are invited to complete the 2015 Teen Summer Volunteer Application.

We do not accept volunteers who must have court ordered hours.

Employment @SPL

AUTOMATED SERVICES LIBRARIAN - Springdale Public Library is currently accepting applications until Oct. 26, 2015, for an Automated Services Librarian. Requirements include a Master’s in Library Science or equivalent degree and four years of related experience. The salary range is mid- $40s, depending upon qualifications.

The Automated Services Librarian is responsible for providing expertise in all functions of the integrated library system (ILS). SPL is a member of Washington County Library System which migrated from Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium to Polaris. This position shares responsibility for all aspects of technology with the Technology Coordinator and participates in the team-based management structure with other professionals. The incumbent must have the skills and experience to provide standard reference service, using online and print resources, along with community referrals and technology assistance.

The Library is located in Murphy Park, along with the city’s Aquatic and Youth Recreation Centers. The Library staff numbers 32, with 25.7 FTE. Circulation for 2014 was 717,000 items, with 56,000 registered borrowers. The Library functions with a strong values-based customer service philosophy that is the basis of all services and programs.

Springdale is a community of 75,000, with a large Hispanic population and one of the largest Marshallese communities outside of the Marshall Islands. It is located in the Northwest corridor of the state along with Bentonville, home of Walmart and the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Springdale is just a few miles north of Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas. Springdale is home to The Naturals of Northwest Arkansas, a Double AA Minor League baseball team affiliated with the Kansas City Royals. Other cultural amenities include the Art Center of the Ozarks, The Jones Center for Families, and The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, all located in Springdale.

To apply, submit letter and resume to, mail to HR Dept., 201 Spring St., Springdale, AR 72764 or fax to 479-750-8523. The City of Springdale provides an excellent benefit package and is an EOE and drug free workplace.


Springdale Public Library welcomes gifts of print and non-print materials such as books, audio books, videos, CDs, DVDs, etc. All donated materials become the property of the Library and are accepted only without reservation. The Library applies the same criteria from its Collection Development policy in evaluating gift materials as applies to purchases. Donated materials may be withdrawn and disposed in the same manner as purchased material. The Library cannot accept responsibility for notifying donors of withdrawal or replacement of gift items.

Materials not added to the Library collection may be sold at the Friends of the Springdale Public Library Bookstore or book sale.

Generally, the Library does not accept textbooks, condensed (Reader's Digest) books, magazines, or items that are in poor physical condition.

Gifts are tax deductible as provided by law. As the recipient of a gift, the Library cannot assign a market value to donated materials. For tax purposes it is the donor's responsibility to assign and document value for tax reporting. On request, a receipt will be provided describing the number and format of donated materials.

Materials that do not sell in the bookstore may be sent to Better World Books for online selling to support literacy programs.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Springdale Public Library support Library programs, events and activities. The Friends Bookstore is located just off the Library lobby and is open during all library hours. An annual book drive and book sale is held every fall.

Support the Library by joining the Friends! Benefits of membership include discounts on purchases at the Friends Bookstore and during book sales.

Print and complete the membership form and mail it or drop it by on your next visit to the Library. Regular dues start at $5.00 for individuals.

You will need the freely available Adobe Acrobat Reader software to view and print the Friends membership form. To download, go to and click Get Acrobat Reader.

Your annual membership demonstrates community support for the Library and your dues contribute to the Friends support of library programs and services. Donations are tax-deductible.

Read more about the Friends here.

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Last updated October 10, 2015