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Volunteers Prepare for Book Sale

Jean Canepa (above), Friends Board member in charge of the Book Sale, checks the schedule of volunteers. Anne Wilson (left) and Robin Lehrer review children's materials for upcoming sale.

The Friends of the Mill Valley Library needs additional workers to help with all the tasks required in a book sale. Actually, working in a book sale is a great way to meet folks in the Community and it's also a lot of fun. Please look over this list to see how you can contribute

Volunteers Preparing for Book Sale  


Ongoing Preparation for the Next Sale -- Weekly

  The current book sale staff work on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 am to noon.
  After learning your job, you can work at any time convenient for you.

Price books 2 - 3 hours
Shelve priced books 2 - 3 hours
Process Library discards 2 - 3 hours
Pack bargain books into cartons and
stack onto carts for outside sales tables
1 - 2 hours
Flatten cardboard boxes and take to the Library dumpster * 1 hour
Take discarded hardcover books to the Library dumpster * 1 hour
Take discarded paperback books to recycling in San Rafael * Travel time
Take any discarded books to any other location * Travel time
 
Publicity for the Sale -- Monthly
Compose and send our press release 2 - 3 hours
Put up posters 1 - 2 hours
 
Day of Sale (3rd Saturday of Each Month)
Set up and take down outdoor signs* 1/4 hour at 8:30 am and again at 4:00 pm
Set up and take down Bargain Book tables outside* 1/2 hour at 8:30 am and again at 4:00 pm
Work in two-person teams as cashier 2 1/2 hour shifts
(9:00-11:30, 11:30-2:00, 2:00-4:30)
Restock shelves during the sales 1 - 2 hour shifts between 11:00 and 3:30
 
* requires a strong back
 
Become an active member of the Friends by donating some time. Working on the book sale is fun and helps a great cause. To join in, please call 415-389-4292 x4732.

Last updated: 9/5/2012 10:04:07 AM