About Volunteering

Volunteers have played an integral role in the life of the library, from the library’s inception as a volunteer-run institution back in 1919 to the current day, where more than 50 community volunteers of all ages regularly devote their time and expertise to the operation of the library.

Volunteers range from AVID students at Prince Charles Secondary School to former Chief Librarians and Library Board Chairs. Some volunteers come for a day, and others have stayed for over 40 years!

We accept volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, and will work with you to find tasks that are appropriate to your interests and skills.

What Do Volunteers Do?

It might be easier to ask what they do not do! Among the many tasks that volunteers participate in are:

  • Delivering books and other items to homebound patrons
  • Shelving returned items and keeping the shelves in order
  • Assisting in the upkeep of the Lawrence Lavender Garden
  • Developing crafts and other activities for children’s programs
  • Participating in fundraising activities through the Friends of the Library

I’m interested, what next?

Simply contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Pat Tomasic, at pat@crestonlibrary.com, or phone us at (250) 428-4141, to set up an initial meeting. We look forward to hearing from you!


Thank you!

Supporting your library makes information and resources available to the community and allows it to thrive.

Help us to promote literacy, lifelong learning, the love of reading, and exploration of ideas, culture and knowledge by making a donation today.

Donations of Books, DVDs and Other Materials

We accept donations of books, DVDs, and CDs in good condition. For large donations, please contact us in advance.

Small quantities of magazines may be left on the Community Exchange shelf to the left of the front entrance.

We reserve the right to decide the disposition of all gifts received. All gifts become the property of Creston Valley Public Library. Material which is not needed for the collection may be sold for the benefit of the library.

Monetary Donations

Donations of $20 or more are eligible for a charitable tax receipt. Donations may be made in person or by mail.

Unless specified, monetary donations go to support our current programs and services. To have your donation support a specific project or program, please contact us.

Donations of Other Items

We accept donations of other items, such as computers, shelving, plants, and furniture, on an as-needed basis.

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