Share the Gift of Time...Become a Library Volunteer

Donating your time to volunteer with an organization is one of the best things you can do - for yourself and your community.

The Kendallville and Limberlost Public Libraries offer plenty of volunteer opportunities for anyone willing to share their time and talents. All ages can benefit....from teens who would like to beef up their college scholarship applications with volunteer activities to retirees who want to stay active and involved in their community.

The staff can attest that the volunteers are highly valued and greatly appreciated.

A variety of opportunities await those willing to give of their time. At the library, volunteers can shelve books, deliver homebound materials, fill Wait and Read Baskets, sort Friends of the Library books, prepare program materials, help with housekeeping duties and even care for the landscape, just to name a few. So, what can you do for your library?

If you'd like to volunteer, call the Kendallville Public Library at 343-2010 or the Limberlost Public Library at 854-2775. You can also send an email to info@kendallvillelibrary.org. You will be asked to fill out a brief application, listing the days of the week and times you would be available and volunteer activities you may be interested in. You can also print the application form from this link.

Thanks for making a difference in your community!

Volunteer Opportunity: The Cortex

Cortex Logo 1 - small.jpgThe Kendallville Public Library's Cortex will be a place where the community can devise, design and discover. It's also a place where volunteers can learn valuable technology and customer service skills.

The Cortex, a Kendallville Public Library MakerSpace, was named after the Cerebral Cortex, the part of the brain responsible for thought, problem solving and information processing. The Cortex opened in September, and the library is seeking volunteers high school age through adult to help maintain the room and assist the public with projects.

"It's a great opportunity for tech savvy people to get some experience working with different pieces of equipment," said Jenna Anderson, Marketing Specialist and Volunteer Coordinator for the Kendallville Public Library. "It's also a fun way to accumulate volunteer hours, especially for high schoolers who would like that addition to their college and scholarship applications."

The Cortex will house a 3D Printer, 3D Pen, Embroidery Machine, Sewing Machine, Cricut, iMacs, knitting/crochet tools, work tools and more. The main pieces of equipment will require certification before use, but The Cortex will be open to anyone ages eight and up (though children 8-15 must be accompanied by an adult).

Anyone interested in volunteering in The Cortex is encouraged to contact Anderson at 260-343-2029 or info@kendallvillelibrary.org.