Volunteering

Volunteers play an integral role at the Kent Public Library. From fundraising to shelving books, our volunteers provide the library with a variety of services. Find out how you can volunteer!

 

Friends of the LibraryFriends of the Kent Library

The Friends of the Kent Public Library are volunteers who work in many ways to assist the trustees and staff to make the Kent Public Library a community and cultural center of Kent. The Friends raise extra funds to supply the library with needed equipment and support special projects and programs.

Volunteers are always needed to staff the Book Nook room, sort through donated books, serve on the Friends Book Sale Committee, and organize and run the May Giant Book Sale. Print and fill out the Friends of the Kent Public Library Book Nook Volunteer Interest Form or stop by the library to pick up a copy!

Adult Volunteers in the Library (Ages 18+)

The Kent Public Library depends on its dedicated volunteers who help to shelve materials and keep the items in our collection in order. If you are interested in shelving for the library, please print and complete an application here or pick up a copy at the library.

 

Teen Volunteers (Ages 14-18)

 

General InterestTeen volunteers

Teen volunteers perform many tasks, such as helping out with craft preparation, organizing anddusting the shelves, and assisting in programs for younger patrons. Fill out our Teen Volunteer Interest Form to let us know more about what you’d like to do!

 

Reading Buddies

Teen Reading Buddies read and discuss books with children in first to fourth grade. Reading aloud with children is one of the best ways of teaching children how to read. It helps them acquire language skills and develop their ability to think and reason.

If you are interested in becoming a Reading Buddy, complete the application and provide a character reference. You may also pick up a copy to fill out at the library.

 

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteer Opportunity (Seasonal)

If you have prepared personal income taxes in the past, and are looking for a rewarding way to use these skills, consider volunteering with the Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide in several tax sites throughout Hudson Valley, including at the Kent Public Library. Through the Coalition, low and moderate-income residents can get the refunds and credits they may not have known about and have their tax returns prepared and e-filed at no cost. Other volunteer support roles are available, free training is provided. For more information or to volunteer, contact Linda Eddy at 845.475.7500 or leddy@dutchesscap.org or visit us at at our website by clicking here.