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Get involved!

Would you like to support your library service, meet new people and develop new skills? We are looking for volunteers to get involved in a variety of activities:  

  • Delivering Books on Wheels to housebound people

  • Assisting at author events

  • Helping at Rhymetime sessions

  • Providing  1-1 help as an  computer buddy

  • Helping at coffee mornings and in library cafes

  • Delivering computer sessions

  • Helping with Jobs Hub sessions       

  • Gardening

  • Assisting at craft sessions

  • Providing 1-1 help at homework clubs

  • Assisting in music recording studio            

 To see our current vacancies, you should check out the Culture Volunteers page of our website. To apply as a volunteer, you will need to register with Poole Culture Volunteers. You can download or print a form from their page.

Friends’ Groups

Friends' groups support the public library network in Poole – currently we  have groups at Canford Cliffs and Canford Heath libraries. We welcome people from all parts of the community who share an interest in books and libraries, and who want to promote the library service within the community.  These groups also help the library service by fundraising to buy books, equipment and furniture. If you would like to join a group, please contact your local library. 

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Reading Hack

The Reading Hack is an exciting new national programme encouraging young adults to share, inspire and celebrate reading.  If you are aged 13-25 and love books join us for lots of reading related activities. ‘Hack’ means changing something in an extraordinary way so can you think of new ways to get young people reading?

For more information, call Katy on 01202 262429 or email k.waters@poole.gov.uk

Attend a Hack Meetup, every Wednesday 4.30-5.30pm at Poole Central Library.

Visit the Reading Hack website to learn more about it.

Code Clubs

Code Club is a nationwide network of volunteer-led after school clubs for children aged 9-11. We're always looking for people with coding skills to volunteer to run a club at their local library for an hour a week. You can team up with colleagues, someone will be there to support you and we provide all the materials you'll need to help get children excited about digital making.

Watch this YouTube video to find out more.

If you are interested in helping, get in touch with Katy on 01202 262429 

or email k.waters@poole.gov.uk