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Volunteers strengthen communities. They lend their talent, time and experience to helping their neighbors and in turn improve their own quality of life. By joining Friends of the Rowlett Public Library you can help chart the course of the library’s future through raising awareness of library programs or helping with specific programs throughout the year. Your membership provides the opportunity to improve the Library’s facilities and services by serving as a Board Member, assisting the Membership or Publicity Committees or helping with special events. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Library, 5702 Rowlett Road. Annual dues are $25 for individuals, $100 for clubs or associations and $150 for businesses and are tax deductible. Past donations have provided books, computer and audiovisual equipment, and funds for the Summer Reading Program.

You can volunteer at the library according to your strongest aptitude. With the variety of programs offered at the library during the year your skills will engage and excite others. You can volunteer an hour or two at a time or longer depending on your schedule. Make library funds go further when you assist with children’s programs and Summer Reading activities, help with crafts, or serve as a guest reader during Saturday Family Story Times. Tutors are also needed for GED or ESL classes.

Even more volunteer opportunities will become available when the library moves from its temporary location to re-open in fall of 2017 in the Village of Rowlett on Main Street. Until then, we need new “friends” to serve on the Grand Re-opening Committee and to increase awareness of how our library will address the challenges of the 21st century.

For more information call 972-412-6161 or visit https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfTheRowlettPublicLibrary