Friends of the Waterbury Public Library/Volunteering

Friends of the Waterbury Public Library

The Friends of the Library usually meet on the first Monday of every month (usually) at 5:30 PM in the Library.

New members are always welcome and encouraged!

If you can’t make it to the meetings, you can easily become a”Friend” by helping out in many other ways. 

MISSION: The Friends advocate for the resources, materials, and volunteers needed to Friend Your Library Signmake our library a cornerstone of the Waterbury, VT community.

Questions? Want to participate/become a Board Member? Feel free to contact Linda Siegel, President:, or Elise at:

We want to hear from you!

Also, check out the Friends of the Waterbury Library Facebook page, and give them a “Like”.

Here is a good PSA by Paula Poundstone explaining what Friends are for:

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers serve the library in many ways.  Some give time each week to shelve books and check out materials for borrowers, while other volunteers help with one-time efforts, such as working with the Friends of the Library on seasonal, outdoor clean-up activities.  Some library programs are conducted by volunteers who enjoy sharing a hobby or special skill with others by teaching a class or giving a talk.

Students can volunteer, too.  Middle school students often volunteer as part of their “Change the World” project.

Watch this space to learn about specific volunteer needs as they arise.  If you have a skill you would like to volunteer to share, send us an email through the Contact Us tab above, or stop in and talk to a librarian.  Thank you for thinking of the library.