Help our young patrons develop a love for reading! Help develop imaginations and grow their curiosity. Programs like Saturday Stories do just that and we need creative people to help our young patrons discover the world of reading!
Curios about where you came from? Family history and background? Carlsbad has the second largest Genealogy collection in the state of California (1st place goes to Sacramento). People come from all over to put the pieces of their past together. Come
help facilitate that discovery process!
Do you love coming to the library? What if you couldn't make it there? Our Homebound program brings the library to someone's front door. A friendly face and a stack of books can make someone's day. Want to make a difference? Check out the Homebound
Do you love to get rid of clutter, keep things neat and tidy? We can use your help! Keeping the library in order helps us keep our resources accessible. We have several different programs that look for people who have great skills in organization.
Do you have attention to detail? Notice when things are out of place? Are you patient? Do you like keeping things in order? Shelf readers watch diligently over the books in our library to make sure that they are all in the right place, so we can find
them at the right time!
Everyday we are given hundreds of books. We love it! And we need help making sure they get to the right places. Whether it's just the book we've been looking for to add to our collection, or a great book donate to the "Friends of the Library" to sell,
or to know when it's time to recycle them.
Can you imagine 200 youth volunteers engaging with hundreds of young readers? The Summer Reading Program draws this kind of crowd. Kids get prizes for completing their reading, help to figure out hard words and passages. It's fun for everyone and a really
special thing for our community.
What would it feel like if you couldn't read? Many in our community are struggling with this very thing but the library has a program that has helped hundreds and continues to offer hope to our community. Help an English speaking adult learn to read and
write English through our Adult Literacy Program.
Moving donated materials into the Library, categorizing and pre-sorting books and magazines - determining where donations should be routed, tracking inventory. Help us find the "hidden" gems of text" in our book donations.