Port Hope Public Library usually hires two post-secondary students around May to provide literacy and mathematics tutoring for our summer tutor program. Duties include promotion of the tutor program, providing tutoring for students in Kindergarten through grade 8 and program evaluation. Tutors will be focused on meeting tutor program goals and objectives and developing individualized resources for students. Contact Alison Houston for more information.
The Library has volunteer opportunities for teens and adults. Some Library programs and services would not be possible without the generous support of our volunteers. Please contact Lisa O'Leary or 905-885-4712 ext 2627.
Homeschool Group Volunteers We're looking for volunteers to read to, or be read to, by children in the Homeschool Group, every other Thursday at the Mary J Benson Branch.
Youth Advisory Committee Young people are invited to attend YAC which meets to provide input about services and programs for youth.
Library Board of Trustees
The Library Board is responsible for governance and policies for the Library. Members are appointed by Municipal Council.
Friends of the Library
Port Hope Public Library Board invites the community to be part of a Friends of the Library group. The group has an executive and meets monthly - everyone is welcome. Meeting dates can be found on the Events Calendar or please ask Library staff. Come out to learn all about how Friends support libraries through advocacy, building awareness, fundraising, volunteering and program support. Contact CEO Margaret Scott for more information.
Currently a group of Friends have been volunteering as door greeters at the Mary J Benson Branch. There are several open three hour time slots which need filling which free up staff for other duties. Volunteers ensure the public are aware of our Limited Service rules and follow PPE procedures. If you'd like to help contact Ed Greenwood.