Volunteering in the library is a great way to meet people, learn more about your community, and get the first peek at the newest books!


  • A commitment of two hours a week or at least twice monthly.
  • Comfort using a computer, training on the software application will be provided.
  • Ability to lift and carry 20 pounds, bend, reach, and stand.
  • Close attention to detail is critical.
  • Must provide PA Child Abuse background clearance within 30 days.

Basic Tasks include:

  • Assisting staff with the basic functions of the library.
  • Shelving items accurately in their proper places in the library.
  • Locating specific items from the library shelves.
  • Scanning items using the software application.
  • Performing basic maintenance of library materials.
  • You may be asked to do some dusting and vacuuming.

More Detailed Tasks could be:

  • Assisting patrons with computers.
  • Assisting patrons who seek particular items using the catalog or the library software system.
  • Processing materials to fill holds for patron requested.
  • Checking materials out to patrons.

To become a volunteer or ask more questions about volunteering at the Strasburg-Heisler Library, call the library 717-687-8969 and ask to speak with Kristin or emailĀ  staff@strasburglibrary.org. We look forward to working with you!