The Staff of Dripping Springs Community Library welcomes you.  We are so glad you have decided to donate your time and energy here at the Library.  Volunteers are extremely important to the running of the library.

We have many tasks that need to be done each week.  The following form will allow you to choose the tasks that you feel match your interests and abilities.  No task is too small or insignificant.

We hope you will find the right place within the library workforce. We look forward to working with you!

You can print out the PDF version of the Volunteer Form and hand it in at the library or fill out the online form below.

Apply Online:

  • What is Interesting for you?

  • Shelving/Reading Shelves - Daily / Year-round:

    Shelving entails returning items to the correct area and in correct order on the shelf for fiction (alpha) and non-fiction (Dewey Decimal.) Reading shelves is straightening and verifying the correct order of items on the shelf and correcting the order, if needed. A shelving candidate will have the ability to complete the online tutorial/test on the Dewey Decimal system and have the ability to learn to order library materials using the system. Shelving candidates must be able to stand for periods of time, push carts with books, bend and stoop to accommodate shelving on lower shelves.
  • Shelving Mentor - Mon Tue Wed Thurs / After-school

    This task entails training new teen shelving volunteers during after-school shifts. Training includes all aspects of Shelving/Reading shelves, hands-on sorting, alphabetizing of circulation carts, power point shelving overview, library tour and completing an online tutorial assessment. 4:30 – 6:30 pm shift is typical. Monday – Thursday shifts are ideal. Training experience preferred by not necessary as the position provides training.
  • Story-Time Program Presenter - Tues, Wed & Fri Year-round

    This task entails planning activities and reading stories to the children for story time. It is on Tuesdays at 9:30 and Wed. at 10:00 for ages 18 months - 3 years and on Fridays at 10:30 for ages 4 and up. A crafts background or music experience is helpful but not necessary.
  • Story-Time Assist Program - Tue, Wed or Fri Year-round

    This task entails preparing items for story time activities as directed by the Children’s Librarian. Story times are held on Tues. at 9:30, Wed. at 10:00 for ages 18 months – 3 years and Fri. at 10:30 for ages 3 – 5 years. A crafts background or music experience is helpful but not necessary.
  • Charlotte’s Book Club Program - 2nd Thurs of each Month

    This task entails leading an adult book discussion group centered on fiction selections. The group is held on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:00 – 7:45 pm.
  • Non-Fiction Book Club Program - 1st Thurs of each Month

    This task entails leading an adult book discussion group centered on non-fiction selections. The group is held on the 1st Thursday of each month from 6:00 – 7:45 pm.
  • Chess Program - 2nd & 4th Tue of each Month

    This task entails leading youth activity and play group. Chess experience a must. The group is held on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month at 4:30 – 5:30 PM. Knitting Group Program - Twice per Month This task entails leading adult & family hobby group. Knitting experience a must. The group is held twice per month from 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Book Sale - Mondays / Mid-August – End of May

    Maintain the book sale area by filling shelves with a weekly rotation of new donations and then removing and boxing books that did not sell. A book sale candidate will be able to stand for periods of time, push carts with books, lift boxes weighting up to 20 lb. and bend and stoop to accommodate placing / removing books on lower shelves.
  • Chess Program - 2nd & 4th Tue of each Month

    This task entails leading youth activity and play group. Chess experience a must. The group is held on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month at 4:30 – 5:30 PM.
  • Knitting Group Program - Twice per Month

    This task entails leading adult & family hobby group. Knitting experience a must. The group is held twice per month from 4:30 – 6:00 PM