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 www.adobe.com and click Get Acrobat Reader.
Teens interested in volunteering at the Library during the school year are invited to complete the Teen Volunteer Application. Teens interested in volunteering during the summer should complete the Summer 2016 Online Teen Volunteer Application.
Once teens have completed the application, they must complete the appropriate training before they will be able to volunteer. Trainings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 4:30 pm. Special trainings will be held for summer volunteers.
Due to the volume of teen volunteers seeking hours, we can usually only offer each volunteer a maximum of two hours per week during the school year or five hours per week during the summer. Please plan ahead to ensure your hours can be completed by your deadline.
We do not accept volunteers who must have court ordered hours.
The Library is not accepting applications for employment at this time. For information about our employment process, please call 479-750-8180.
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.
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 www.adobe.com 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.
Last updated May 24, 2016