Volunteer Opportunities

Friends of the C.H. Booth Library
25 Main Street
, CT 06470
203 270 4537

Come spend time in the company of good books and interesting people, all in the service of supporting your library’s collection, programs and technology. Become a volunteer with the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library!

What do we actually do?

  • We stage one of the largest and best-organized book sales in New England every summer.
  • We run the Little Book Store, Newtown’s only bookstore, which is open year-round at the library.
  • We sell selected books, media and other items online.

Learn more at www.boothbooksale.org.

Qualifications: We seek able adults with

  • An interest in books and reading;
  • Some knowledge of past and current authors;
  • Familiarity with basic fiction genres and non-fiction categories of books;
  • Ability to alphabetize;
  • Basic computer literacy;
  • Dependability; and
  • A willingness to learn and be a team player.

Availability and Hours: Friends’ volunteers gather two mornings weekly throughout the year at the library, and some work independently at other times that the library is open.

Training and Orientation: Under the supervision of an experienced volunteer, you’ll learn how to sort, price and box the broad range of items we sell to raise money: books, media, puzzles, games, etc. You’ll learn how to look up the value of items using a hand-held scanner and online resources. It’s like a treasure hunt: Volunteers are always on the lookout for popular, collectible and even rare items among the thousands of donations we receive.

 Additional Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers are also needed to help pick-up donations locally and to transport book sale inventory from the library to the storage facility. Ability to lift heavy boxes and access to a pick-up truck, SUV or other appropriate vehicle are required.

 For more information, please send us an email at boothbooksale@yahoo.com or leave a message at 203-270-4537. Please be sure to include your contact information.