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Volunteer Activities

Book Sales

Volunteers are needed preparing for the sales and during the sales.   Preparation is on-going as we sort books by subject categories, price the better books, and box the books for moving to the sale site. We also need people to load and unload boxes of books on to a truck right before the sale starts.  Sale days we need volunteers to sell the books as well as add to and straighten the books during the actual sale.   At the end of the sale we need a large crew to re-box the books, load the truck, and return the boxed books to the sorting facility.   This is a great family activity as we frequently have multiple generations join us.

Train Station Book Rack

Every Thursday a volunteer fills our book rack at the train station with "free" books -- books that are good, but not in saleable condition or are left over from sales.  A volunteer signs up for one Thursday a month OR signs up as an "alternate" to be used if someone cannot deliver the
books during their assigned week.


Volunteers are assigned a small section of the library to shelf read. By keeping books in order, this program helps patrons find books they want and helps library staff by freeing them to attend to library procedures.    At their convenience, hopefully once every two weeks, they check their assigned shelves and correct errors.  Training is provided for new volunteers.  Interested parties should call the library and leave a message for, or ask for Andrea.

Nursing Home

The Macomb Public Library serves area retirement and nursing homes by lending books from the library's collection.  Volunteers are counted on to transport these borrowed materials, usually once each month.  If interested in helping with deliveries, please contact Connie or leave a message for her at the library