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Friends of the Kern County Library, Inc.



Volunteers Needed

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The Friends of the Kern County Library Inc. is a group of volunteers supporting the library through book and magazine sales, and other activities.  The Friends groups are completely dependent on the time given by volunteers in various capacities and are actively recruiting new volunteers. Currently, there are two classifications of volunteers: weekly volunteers that sort, clean, price and pack books/materials for the next Book Sale (March, July, & October 2013) and book sale volunteers that perform various tasks associated with preparing for the Book Sale.

  • A Packer/Unpacker – This volunteer would help before and after the Book Sale with set-up and take-down.
  • A Counter at point of sale – This volunteer would help count the number of books for each purchase.
  • A Cashier – This volunteer would handle money transactions at the cashier station in the Book Sale.
  • Customer Service Guide – This volunteer will help customers, answer questions, assist in carrying out purchases, refill tables with more books, hand out shopping bags, and ensure general customer satisfaction.
  • A Heavy Lifter – This volunteer would be responsible for lifting heavy tables, boxes of books, moving furniture and other tasks associated with the Book Sale (approx. 30-35 pounds).

If you have some time and would like to meet new people, share and increase your knowledge of books, and help the Library - we would like to hear from you! If interested, please call 661.868.0796 and leave a voicemail.

Contact Information

Friends of the Kern County Library, Inc.
P.O. Box 2622
Bakersfield, CA 93303
661.868.0796 (Message Only)
Email: booksale19@gmail.com

Library Talk March 2014 - Friends of the Kern County Library, Inc. Newsletter (Adobe PDF)

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2014 Meetings

Meetings will be held in the Lake Room at Beale Memorial Library every 1st Wednesday of the month (except July and August) at 5 pm. Check with your local branch for Friends of the Library meetings in your community.

Meeting dates for 2014 are:

  • January 8
  • February 5
  • March 5
  • April 2
  • May 7
  • June 4
  • September 3
  • October 1
  • November 5
  • December 3

2014 Book Sales

Book donations to the Kern County Library that are not accepted for the collection are given to the Friends of the Kern County Library, Inc. to sell. The first day of each of these book sales are for members only. Please note: each membership is valid for three consecutive book sales from the date of membership. Book sales are also held by FOL groups at various branches throughout Kern County. Check with your local branch for book sales in your community. Book sales at the Beale Memorial Library are held three times a year.

Booksale dates for 2014 are:

  • Special Sale in May - email us for more information at booksale19@gmail.com
  • July 9 - 12
  • October 8 - 11

Purpose

The Friends of the Kern County Library, Inc. is a non-profit organization supporting the goal of excellent library service and resources for all the people of Kern County.

Membership

For a membership application, contact:

Friends of the Kern County Library, Inc.
P.O. Box 2622
Bakersfield, CA 93303

or email us at booksale19@gmail.com

Annual Dues

Individual Family Supporter Patron
$10.00 $15.00 $25.00 $50.00

What Do We Do?

  • Endorse adequate public funding for library services, materials and staff.
  • Provide funds for countywide summer reading programs for children and for other enrichment programs not covered in the county budget.
  • Provide funds for presentations by authors and other guest speakers sponsored by the library.
  • Provide volunteers for Library programs and services.
  • Conduct used book and magazine sales to raise funds for our other activities.
  • Assist in establishing Friends groups for branch libraries.
 
   
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