Got a Minute? Beatley Library Could Use You
Volunteer Opportunity: The Friends are seeking a volunteer to serve as Director of Advocacy. (The current director is moving out of the area.) The position requires about five hours per month, mostly evenings. FYI, past duties have included attending Library Board meetings as the representative of the Beatley Friends; addressing the City Council on budget issues affecting Alexandria's public libraries; and completing the yearly report to the Virginia State Corporation Commission. Please email [email protected] if interested, with your email, phone number, and any questions. Thanks!
Friends' contributions help the Library get what it might not be able to afford on its own. Prime examples are the murals in the Children's area and the state-of-the-art AV system that's now in the large meeting room. We raise money to make Beatley better.
We need help with book sales, membership, outreach, advocacy, fundraising, special programs, leadership, administration, and maintaining our presence on social media. By devoting just a few hours per month, you can make a positive impact on the Library and the community. Please send an email to [email protected] to get started.
Happy to share that the Friends answered a call for children's books from a group supporting Afghan refugees in Northern Virginia. In September 2021, volunteers assembled and delivered four boxes of books that will introduce children to the English language, from board books to easy readers to simple books that will give them an idea of life in the U.S.
In one year, volunteers donated more than 4,000 hours, the equivalent of $100,000 in volunteer time,