Bethel Public Library

189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

203-794-8756   Fax 203-794-8761







DATE OF APPLICATION:                                                                                                                                                                


NAME:  (LAST)                                                                                   (FIRST)                                                  (INITIAL)             





TELEPHONE:                                                                                       EMAIL:                                                                                 


Please provide contact information for someone we may call if you cannot be reached.


EMERGENCY CONTACT NAME:                                                                                                                                                   


EMERGENCY CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER:                                                                                                                   


Why are you interested in volunteering at the Bethel Library?





In general, volunteers are assigned to assist with shelving books and other materials, keeping books in order on the shelves, and assisting with clerical and technical tasks in the various departments.


From time to time the Library needs volunteers to meet specific needs.  Please indicate the areas that interest you.  Not all volunteer positions listed here are available at all times.


   Working with children                                Assisting with Summer Reading program

   Working with teens                                     Working with technology

   Teaching basic technology skills              Teaching a craft

   Office work                                                    Maintain Library Scrapbook

   Assisting with book sale                             Working in Book Cellar book store

   Assisiting with garden maintenance     Delivery of materials to homebound patrons


What skills or abilities do you have to bring to a volunteer position?



Please tell us your schedule preference:

Weekly for regularly scheduled tasks                                        Occasionally for special projects                             


Days and times available:




Would you be able to work evenings or weekends?



If you have had work experience, please briefly describe what you did and for how long.






If you have had volunteer experience, please give the name(s) of the organization(s) and briefly describe what you did and for how long. 






Note:  Library volunteers are not covered under the Town’s Workers’ Compensation policy because they do not meet the definition of employees of the Town. If injured, I will look solely to my own medical insurance or other insurance of mine to pay for the treatment of my injuries.


I understand that I am not covered by a Worker’s Compensation policy while volunteering at the Bethel Public Library.


Applicant’s signature:                                                                                    Print:                                                                    



Yes!  I would like to sign up to be notified by email for: 


š   Children’s Programs                                                  Teen programs                             Adult Programs         

š   Adult Book Discussions                             Adult Computer Classes            Hold Notices

š   Overdue Notices                                         Wowbrary – weekly email lists of new items received




Please noteUnder the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), if requested, the Bethel Public Library must disclose the names/email addresses that are provided for the purpose of receiving email fliers and newsletters.  Information provided to receive overdue notices and hold notices via email is confidential by law and is not subject to FOIA.  If you have any questions, please contact the Library Director: 203-794-8756 x6.