Library Store Seeking Volunteers

The Friends’ Library Store, located in the lobby of the Rochester Hills Public Library, is looking for volunteers who might be willing to work a regularly scheduled two or three hour shift each week. The store is run by volunteers who are responsible for the selection and display of merchandise and for staffing the store.

“The Friends’ Library Store raises about $15,000 a year for the Library and we appreciate the effort of the 40 volunteers who currently work in the store,” said Library Director Christine Lind Hage. Eight of those volunteers have worked in the store for over 20 years!

If you have a few hours to spare and would like to talk to someone about a volunteer opportunity drop by the Friends Library Store and fill out an application. “We do require a background check, which the Library conducts,” said Store Manager Darlene Tomczyk. “Although retail experience is appreciated, we do provide all the training on how to use the cash register, etc.”

The Friends’ Library Store is open Mondays, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. In the fall the store will be open 1 -4 p.m. For more information on these volunteer opportunities call the Store at 248/650-7179.

The Rochester Hills Public Library is located in downtown Rochester off of University Drive and three blocks east of Main Street. The Library is open from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The Library’s website ( has information on how to register for a card and access all the Library’s services.

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