Friends of the Library
Do you have a neighbour or relative who lives independently but has significant mobility issues? Do they love to read, watch movies, listen to music, but are unable to visit their local library? The Friends of the Library service could be just what they're looking for. Contact Friends of the Library at Bundaberg Library for more information - 4130 4140.
What Friends of the Library (FOL) do
The role of Friends of the Library is to select and deliver books and other library items to housebound residents. Friends of the Library volunteers come into the Library on some weekday mornings to choose books for residents they are responsible for, and later they deliver these items.
Friends of the Library also fundraise for the Library through raffles, etc. All funds raised go to the Library.
- to support and encourage free libraries
- to give voluntary and practical help in maintaining and extending library services
- to promote the extension of library services by securing materials beyond the command of the ordinary library budget
Becoming a volunteer
A Friends of the Library pamphlet is available from the Library. It contains an Application Form which you fill out and hand in at the Library counter. Anyone who wishes to volunteer their services is most welcome.
There is a very small annual membership fee to become a Friends of the Library volunteer.
The benefits of being a Friend include:
- regular newsletters
- the opportunity to have an input into the future direction of your library
- widening your circle of friends and meeting people with a similar interest
- the enjoyment and pride felt when helping others
- other advantages detailed in the regular newsletters
History of Friends of the Library Bundaberg
Friends of the Library was formed in April 1983 and made their first delivery of books to the housebound on 26 March 1984.