Interested in being a library volunteer for your child's classroom?
The Walnut Acres Library utilizes parent volunteers throughout the school year to assist the librarian with book circulation, sorting and shelving books, helping students find books for check-out, and other special projects. Each class typically has two parent volunteers every week for a 30 minute shift that coincides with their student's class library time. Volunteers come every week or share a shift to come in every other week, through the whole school year.
All new volunteers should plan to attend an orientation/training session within the first few weeks of school in order to learn the circulation computer system and other important library procedures.
For the safety of our children, ALL school volunteers are required to be fingerprinted and successfully pass a TB test. Please visit this MDUSC website page for more information.
You must have completed a TB test that is less than 60 days old or have a TB test less than 4 years old on file with MDUSD. If you require a new or updated TB test, contact your physician or see the MDUSD website for partner labs here). Remember to plan for the 48 hour test reading requirement (you MUST return to the lab within 24 hours for the test reading).
You must have fingerprints on file with MDUSD - please click here for details of how to schedule with MDUSD or for their requirements to use outside fingerprint vendors.
If you are unclear of your fingerprinting or TB status, please check in with the Walnut Acres office.
Remember, the library volunteers have the chance to:
Make books more available to students
Allow the librarian to help students more directly
Get to observe the library lesson covered in your child's class!
For more information about Library Volunteers, contact