Greenville County Library Friends

Greenville County Library Friends

The Friends of the Greenville County Library System is a nonprofit organization that provides support for public programs and publications of the library system through various fundraising projects and through volunteer support. Donated books are organized for two annual book sales a year held on the last weekend in October and the last weekend in April. The Greenville County Library has 12 locations including downtown Greenville, Travelers Rest, Simpsonville, Mauldin, Fountain Inn, Greer, Taylors and other areas of Greenville County.


Volunteer Opportunities

Book Sorting/Organizing: needed Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Merovan Center warehouse on Woodruff Road. Volunteers may be assigned to work in a specific area such as sorting, fiction, paperbacks, DVDs, history, medical, children’s books, etc. Donated books are organized for two annual book sales a year held on the last weekend in October and the last weekend in April. Prefer a weekly schedule but hours can be flexible depending on volunteer’s availability.

Book Pick Up: pick up donated books from a branch library and deliver to the Merovan Center. Books can be picked up at the volunteer’s convenience any time but need to be delivered to Merovan on either Tuesday or Thursday before 11:30 a.m. Pickup is usually every other week and volunteers will be assigned to a specific branch. Must be able to lift boxes or books (15 pounds or less)

Book Shelving: shelve books at one of the various branches. Can work out a schedule with the branch librarian where you are assigned. Two hours weekly preferred but can be flexible depending on volunteer’s availability.

Gift Shop: work in the gift shop at the Greenville County Main Library providing assistance to customers and accepting payment for items purchased. The gift shop is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Regular volunteers work three-hour shifts. Volunteers are also needed to be on call as a substitute occasionally. Training will be provided.

Special Event Volunteer: the library has programs for both adults & children throughout the systems that can require extra hands. Need a resource list of people who are willing to volunteer occasionally.

PCE Coordinator: Donna N. Smith