Central Library has free rapid COVID-19 test kits available on the first floor.
1 box (each box has two rapid tests) per individual or 5 per household. First come first served — no reserving or picking up for others.


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Friends volunteers

If you love books and book people, the Friends is a wonderful place to volunteer. Opportunities exist for those with varying interests, skills, and schedules.

New volunteers will be asked to sign up for weekly training sessions on our front desk where you will gain competency on our cash register and credit card reader and learn our approach to customer service. Once you are trained, you may work regularly or occasionally.  Once volunteers become familiar with the operation of the bookstore, other kinds of “behind the scenes” jobs may become available. To apply, please email: [email protected]

Friends Bookstore

. Staff bookstore front desk (three hour shifts, masks required)

. Place reserves

. Take requests

. Curbside delivery, Shopify orders

. Take phone messages re: donations

Bag of Books Sales

. Sale set up

. Refill tables

. Clean up

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