Our biggest volunteer need is during our large annual book sale October 12-13! It takes a big team of volunteers to put it together and help it run smoothly. It’s also a lot of fun! Our community has donated thousands of great titles for us to sell and volunteers who help set up for the sale on Friday get first pick. All the funds we raise benefit Sammamish Library programming and special events.

To sign up, email Katherine Mattes at kmattes629@gmail.com.

Volunteer needs:

  • Friday, October 11: Book sale set up. Tasks include setting up tables, unpacking books and merchandising them for the weekend sale. We’ll provide snacks and drinks. We request a two-hour shift (or longer if you can!) between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Bonus: Volunteers get first pick of the thousands of titles we’ll be selling!
  • Saturday and Sunday, October 12-13: Book sale days! Tasks include greeting and helping customers, and keeping tables organized. We request a two-hour shift (or longer) between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and/or 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Monday, October 14: Book sale take down and clean up. Tasks include sorting unsold books, packing them up, and taking down tables. We request signing up for at least a two-hour shift between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. We’ll provide lunch and drinks. Bonus: Volunteers get a last chance to buy books before they’re packed away!

We are in special need of volunteers who speak Mandarin, Japanese, Russian, Hindi, Spanish, French and other languages to help identify and sort our world language book donations.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Groups welcome.

In addition to our annual book sale, we have these ongoing volunteer opportunities:

  • Ongoing book sale
  • Book auctions
  • Ebay/online sales
  • Sorting book donations
  • Community outreach
  • Membership
  • Website
  • Social media

If you’re interested in a volunteer position with the Library itself, please call or visit with a librarian or staff member at the Sammamish Library.