- Can I volunteer at the library? What would I be doing?
The Children's Services department accepts volunteers who are in 6th grade through high school. Volunteers usually work two hours a week on a regular schedule during the school year and help shelve picture books and paperback books.
The Summer Volunteer program uses volunteers to help with the Summer Reading Program. Contact Children's Services for more information about sign-up dates and training workshops.
Contact the Children's Services desk at (714)777-2873 X7.
The Adult Services department accepts volunteers who are in high school or older. Volunteers usually work two hours a week on a regular schedule during the school year and help shelve magazines and paperback books.
Click here to download an application.
Contact the Adult Services desk at (714)777-2873 X6.
NOTE: The library does not accept court-appointed community service requests.Back to Top
- What is the Library Commission and what do they do? When are the meetings? Can I go to a meeting?
The Library Commission consists of five members appointed by the City Council to act in an advisory capacity. The members, residents of Yorba Linda, make recommendations for standards pertaining to library services, rules and regulations governing use by the public, support the materials selection policy, and work with community organizations to promote awareness of the library.
The commission meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the library's Yorba conference room and are open to the public.Back to Top
- Who are the Friends and what do they do? How can I join? Do they sponsor any events?
The Friends of the Yorba Linda Public Library, Inc. is a non-profit support group whose purpose is to cultivate a closer relationship between the community and the library; to promote knowledge of library services and resources; and to provide financial support and volunteer assistance for special library needs and events.
The Friends operate a used bookstore, The Book Corner, located on the lower level of the library. Proceeds from this store support many activities including the children's summer reading programs, family programs, purchase of software and hardware for the library's local area network, purchase of online subscriptions for research purposes, funding for new collections such as books on CD, circulating CD-ROMs, and more.Back to Top
- I have a bunch of old books and magazines; can I donate them to the library? Is this donation tax deductible?
The Book Corner sells used books, magazines, records, and unique items at very low prices. Donations are accepted at any time and volunteers are always welcome to work. In addition to the bookstore, the Friends also hold major book sales in the library Community Room several times a year.
Donations may be tax deductible.Back to Top
- I would like to work at the library. what types of jobs are available and what are the qualifications?
The library offers positions at several levels, both full time and part time. When openings are available, they are advertised on the city web site, and on the library web site.
Positions include clerical, para-professional and professional. Clerical positions require the ability to use computers. Para-professional and professional positions require higher levels of education such as a bachelor's degree, masters in library science, or a combination of education and experience. All positions mandate an ability to work well with the public as customer service is a high priority.Back to Top