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Sandusky Library
114 W. Adams St.
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
PH: 419-625-3834

Library Hours

Monday - Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday (Oct-May)
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday (June-Sept)
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sunday
Closed

Follett House Museum Hours

April & May
Saturday 12:00-4:00 p.m.


For group tours call:
419-625-3834


Upcoming Closings
Monday, May 26
Memorial Day






Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers have played an active role at Sandusky Library throughout its history. Our volunteers enable us to provide or extend library services to the community which otherwise might not be possible. The active participation of volunteers helps to build community support for the Library's programs and activities. Volunteers are a real asset to the Library, and their contributions are greatly appreciated. Sandusky Library offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to suit individual talents and interests. Described below are the types of activities that you can participate in and how to go about getting involved. We will be happy to work with your interests and your schedule to ensure that you will have a fun and rewarding experience as a Library volunteer.

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULTS:

AfterWords Gift Shop
Located in the Main Lobby of The Randolph and Estelle Dorn Addition of the Library, The Sandusky Library and Follett House Museum Foundation manages the gift shop. It is staffed entirely by volunteers, with gift shop proceeds benefiting the Library. The gift shop is open Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and any other hours that a volunteer is willing to work. If you are interested in volunteering, stop by to speak to one of the volunteers or call the Library at 419-625-3834.

Special Projects
Volunteer opportunities involve both short-term and long-term commitments. If you are interested in volunteering on an occasional, short-term basis, you might consider:
-helping with mailings;
-collating brochures; planning an activity for young children at a branch library;
-being a monitor at an exhibit.

If you would like to volunteer on a regular, long-term basis (a minimum of three hours per week), you might be interested in one of the following activities:
-Working with the local history and genealogy files;
-helping with computer activities throughout the Library;
-presenting "suitcase" programs for the Follett House Museum;
-staffing the Kelleys Island Branch Library;
-filing and other clerical tasks in Administrative Services.

"Pass the Word -Read!" Adult Literacy Program

The Sandusky Library's "Pass the Word -Read!" Literacy Program offers an opportunity for volunteer tutors to teach adults to read or to improve their reading skills one-on-one.


Outreach Services
Because of disability or illness, not all members of the community are able to come to the Library to pick up needed materials. Outreach volunteers spend a few hours each month selecting and delivering materials to the homebound, who may be in nursing homes or private homes.

All-Star Readers
This program pairs first, second, and third grade children who need to improve their reading skills with an adult volunteer. Reading pairs will meet once a week in three six-week sessions throughout the school year. Adult volunteers listen to the student read and play reading related games with them.

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEENS:

JOIN THE LIBRARY'S TEEN LIBRARY CORPS (TLC)
Give back a little “TLC” to your Library and the community by joining the Library’s Teen Library Corps. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available for 13-18 year olds.

Why should you join?
- Gain real life experience
- Give back to your community
- Build leadership skills
- Become a team member
- Earn community service hours for school and scholarships, plus it looks good on college applications
- Meet new people
- Get a free t-shirt (provided by the Sandusky Club of Black Business and Professional Women)

If you are interested in joining, stop by the Reader’s Advisory Desk for an application or CLICK HERE for an online application.

Once your application is accepted, you will be contacted to attend a TLC volunteer training workshop. A workshop will be held on Saturday, June 4, from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


All-Star Readers
This program pairs first, second, and third grade children who need to improve their reading skills with an adult volunteer. Reading pairs will meet once a week in three six-week sessions throughout the school year. Adult volunteers listen to the student read and play reading related games with them.

Summer Reading Program
Our summer volunteer program focuses primarily on youths who wish to gain pre-employment experience. Many of the tasks which our summer volunteers help us with involve the Summer Reading Program.


To volunteer in any area at Sandusky Library, call Community Services at (419) 625-3834 for an interview.