Got a Minute? Beatley Library Could Use You

Volunteer Opportunity:

Beatley Friends are Seeking a Director for Book Sales

This Director will work closely with our Vice President of Book Sales for one year to
learn the steps involved in a successful sale, with the goal of assuming the Vice
President position for a 3-year period.

Position Description: The Director-at-Large would have the opportunity to learn how
to plan and manage our twice-yearly sale of donated books from one of the areas’
most experienced book sale managers. They would gain experience in coordinating
and training volunteers, working with local book dealers, and publicizing the events.
Each step is documented, position descriptions have been developed, and a large cadre of
dedicated volunteers can be counted on to help.

Time Commitment: Duties can take an average of 3-4 hours per week during much of the year.
During the month preceding and during each book sale, the time commitment increases, and it can reach 30 hours per week during the sale.

Why Consider It: Working with the Friends provides both stimulating and rewarding
experiences and provides an excellent way to give back to the community. This
rewarding position is key to the vital support the Friends group provides to the

Interested? Contact Nancy Blanton at [email protected] for a
detailed position description and answers to your questions.

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,

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volunteers holding children's books