Catalogs & Resources
Volunteer & Donation
A great group of people who serve the community by assisting the Grinnell Library through financial support and volunteer activities. Get involved by planning and sponsoring fun and worthwhile activities, like the "Irving's House" Coffee House, raffles, and book sales, which support the library and its programs. New members are always welcome! Meetings are held at Grinnell Library on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm.
For More information about this group click here.
Teen Volunteers Grinnell Library offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for young adults including Homework Center Student Helper, Children's Room Duty, and the Reading Buddies Program.
How Can I Sign-up to Volunteer? It is simple! Just print out the appropriate application, fill it in, and return it to Grinnell Library! If you would prefer, you can also visit the Library and ask for a form to complete. (Further details about our different volunteer opportunities are located below.)
• Homework Center Student Volunteer: If you are applying help out at the Homework Help Center you need to fill out our Homework Help Center Student Helper Application. The application is available online.
• Summer Reading Program Volunteers: If you are applying to volunteer for Children's Room Duty or Reading Buddies, you need to fill out our Teen Summer Volunteer Application! The application is available online. Why a different application? We need to know different information for the two volunteer programs.
Homework Center Student Helper: Academically accomplished teens assist our Homework Mentors in helping students with research, homework questions, test prep, reading skills, and much more during the school year. For more info on Grinnell Library's Homework Help Center click here.
Children's Room Duty: . Help kids and parents fill out their Summer Reading Program reading record cards, help prepare craft projects, supervise computer use so those waiting to play a game have a turn, and maintaining order and neatness in the Children's Room, all with help and guidance of Library staff. Positions available in the summer only.
Reading Buddies: The teen will be paired up with a student who has finished 1, 2, or 3 (sometimes 4) grade and needs to practice their reading skills over the summer. The teen (senior buddy) will arrange to meet at the Library at least once a week (1 hour session) where the younger buddy will read to the older buddy. They can also do games and crafts together. Positions available in the summer only.
If you have any questions please contact the Library!
Donate by check: Checks can be made out to "Grinnell Library Association" and mailed to the library at Grinnell Library Association, 2642 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 along with the donation form.
Material donations: Based on the availability of space, the Grinnell Library accepts gifts of books, DVDs, audio books, and compact discs with the understanding that they will be added to the collection if they meet selection standards, are in good physical condition, and are not already in the collection.