Friends of the Library Policy

Friends of the Library Policy

Employment & Volunteering FAQs

  • Please check with your local library for current volunteer opportunities. Learn more about volunteering at Sno-Isle Libraries on our Volunteer page.

  • Find information about current openings, the application and selection process, benefits, internships, and supported employment on our employment page. You can also sign up for our Employment Newsletter

    You must be 16 years or older to work at Sno-Isle Libraries.

  • Contact your library to inquire about joining their Friends of the Library group. Find more information about Friends groups on our Friends of the Library page.

Sno-Isle Libraries Board Policy

Purpose

To affirm that the Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees (Board) encourages the creation and continuation of Friends of the Library groups whose sole goal is the support of the vision, mission, and goals of Sno-Isle Libraries (Library District).

Scope

The Board supports and recognizes the non-profit and charitable nature of Friends of the Library groups, which operate with independent boards and bylaws.

The Library District will work with Friends groups whose assets are only used to directly support and benefit the vision, mission, and goals of the Library District.

Implementation

The Library District will enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with each Friends of the Library group in order to have a shared understanding of responsibilities and commitments.

As supporters of the Library District’s vision, mission and goals, Friends of the Library groups will abide by the policies and procedures of the Library District and have stated objectives that seek to:

  • Increase public interest in and awareness of the Library District.
  • Provide support for and awareness of library programs.
  • Welcome all members of the community to join the group.
  • Advocate on behalf of the Library District.

The Library District will provide de minimis administrative services and space as available for Friends group activities. Donated or withdrawn library materials in good condition will be given to the Friends of the Library groups. This will result in reciprocal charitable support to community libraries from the Friends of the Library.

Fund-raising efforts by Friends of the Library groups will be jointly approved by the local group and affiliated community library and all funds raised shall be used to enhance library programs, services, and support.

The Library District will designate and make available library staff liaisons to each Friends group for the purpose of open and ongoing communication, with additional opportunities to interact with Library District leadership and the Board.

The Library District will regularly review, assess, and report on the contributions of the Friends of the Library groups to the Board.

The Board will regularly recognize the work of the Friends groups and express its appreciation.

Associated Policies and Laws

Policy History

Date approved: May 28, 2024
Next review date: 2028
Adopted: 2012

Employment & Volunteering FAQs

  • Please check with your local library for current volunteer opportunities. Learn more about volunteering at Sno-Isle Libraries on our Volunteer page.

  • Find information about current openings, the application and selection process, benefits, internships, and supported employment on our employment page. You can also sign up for our Employment Newsletter

    You must be 16 years or older to work at Sno-Isle Libraries.

  • Contact your library to inquire about joining their Friends of the Library group. Find more information about Friends groups on our Friends of the Library page.

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