Volunteers play an important role at the West Fargo Public Library. As they share their time and talent, volunteers make a real contribution to the quality of the services we are able to offer the community. The library welcomes volunteers for both long-term and short term projects. Volunteers may be assigned to work on their own or with staff members.

General Library Assistance

You are needed to help with general library work, as well as work in the West Fargo Historical Center. General volunteer activities include:

  • Caring for plants
  • Cleaning videos or book covers
  • Dusting and cleaning
  • Helping with preschool storytime
  • Making sure that books are in the correct order on the shelves (shelf reading)
  • Preparing craft materials for programs
  • Processing new materials
  • Shelving

Specific projects:

  • Assist with programs or displays
  • Library card sign-up month (September)
  • Summer Reading Program

West Fargo Historical Center

The purpose of the library’s Historical Center is to collect and preserve photographs, clippings, newspapers, and other materials of the City of West Fargo, West Fargo School District, Bonanzaville, and the neighboring communities, as well as their residents. You can help by:

  • Clipping articles from newspapers and magazines
  • Collecting an oral history of residents
  • Entering data
  • Filing articles
  • Indexing items
  • Presenting programs on West Fargo history
  • Typing labels

Contact Information

For more information about volunteering, contact Sara Engler, Access Services Librarian, by calling 701-551-8940 or completing the online contact us form.

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