January 18, 2010 is the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. This is a day when people around the country are invited to volunteer in their community in order to “do for others.”

Why not get teens and adults in your community involved by working on library projects on January 18? Community members might:

  • Paint the teen center
  • Create displays for the teen, children’s, adult, etc. areas of the library
  • Weed the collection
  • Weed the library garden
  • Create video ads for library programs and services
  • And….

If your library is closed on January 18, don’t let that stop you from participating. Perhaps this is the perfect time for teens and other community members to go inside the library and get some of the work done that can’t happen when customers are there.

If you have questions about using volunteers effectively, check out Carla Land’s recent post on that very topic.

To get involved in United We Serve and the Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service visit Serve.gov.

About Linda W Braun

Linda W Braun is a YALSA Past President, the YALSA CE Consultant, and a learning consultant/project management coordinator at LEO: Librarians & Educators Online.

One Thought on “Mark Your Calendar: January 18, 2010

  1. Check out these tips for posting volunteer opportunities on Serve.gov http://www.serve.gov/assets/documents/09_1214_mlkday_tips.pdf

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