Shelf Reader

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Lewes Public Library. Please read the following volunteer position description. If you are interested in this position, please download and complete an application for Volunteer Service or pick up one at the Library’s Circulation Desk. You then will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator and/or appropriate staff supervisor.

PLEASE NOTE: New volunteers are brought in on an as needed basis. Volunteer opportunities arise when there is turnover and/or new programming. When you submit an application, we hold onto your information and notify you when there is a training scheduled for any new openings. There may be a significant lag in the time from when you express interest in volunteering to when we need a new volunteer.


Primary Responsibilities: Reviewing an assigned area in the stacks to make sure items are properly shelved. May have other duties as assigned.

Time Commitment: Flexible – set your hours, but a weekly commitment is required.

Requirements: Bending, stretching, walking, lifting and carrying stacks of books (at least 5 pounds), reading, writing, attention to detail, accuracy and consistency, friendly, flexible, and reliable.

Supervision: Circulation Manager


New volunteers are required to attend a three-hour volunteer training session and participate in on-the-job training with staff and experienced volunteers.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities please contact Rebecca Lowe, Volunteer Coordinator, at (302) 645-2733, ext. 4117 or email.

Teens who are interested in volunteering should contact Lea Rosell, Assistant Director of Youth Services, at (302) 645-2733, ext. 4182 or email.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Library.