Support Your Library

Supporting Your Library

There are any number of ways you can Support the Perry Memorial Library

Our Friends of the Perry Memorial Library provide many opportunities to support the library by becoming a Friend of the Library, attending their Book Sales and special programs, and more. Funds from the Friends of the Library regularly support many programs here at the library like Summer Reading and the Afternoon with an Author programs.

Volunteering is another way to help support the library. Teen volunteers ages 13 and above can earn community service hours for school as well as help the library with many vital activities.

Donating materials like books and DVDs is another way to support the library.

Volunteering at the Perry Memorial Library

We appreciate your choice to offer your time and abilities to the Perry Memorial Library! We periodically have volunteer opportunities. We ask that you fill out one of the applications below (adult or teen), so that we have your information. As needs and opportunities arise, we can then contact you.

Adult (18 years and older):

Please fill out the Adult Volunteer Application found at the Reference Desk or complete the online application found below. We try to match our applicants' interests, abilities, and schedule with available positions. Your application will be kept on file for approximately one year, and you will be contacted if an appropriate position becomes available. If you have any questions, please contact the Adult Services Librarian at 252-438-3316 extension 234. Possible duties may include:

  • Straightening, dusting, shelf reading

  • Special projects - stuffing envelopes, surveys, etc

  • Sharing a talent or interest at a program

Teens (Ages 13 to 18 years old):

We are interested in student volunteers who have completed 7th grade who are self-motivated, reliable, hard-working, and cooperative. Please complete the Teen Volunteer Application found at the Youth Services Desk then return the application to any of the Library's service desks or print the application found below. After your volunteer application is reviewed, your name will be put on a list of potential volunteers. Your name will remain on the list of potential volunteers until a need arises. You will be contacted if we are in need of a volunteer.

Teen and Adult Volunteer Application Download

Adult Volunteer Application


Teen Volunteer Application


Materials Placed in Honor or Memory

Individuals or organizations may place a book or other materials in the library in honor or memory of someone. Donated materials may be purchased by the library or the material may be brought in by the donor. Donated materials may be plated with a library bookplate if the donor wishes. Those wishing to make such a donation are encouraged to contact Monica Alston, at 252-438-3316, extension 233.