Port Hope Public Library - Port Hope Branch

Volunteering & Employment & Friends of the Library

Volunteering & Employment & Friends of the Library

Employment Opportunities

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 ahouston@porthope.ca for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

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 loleary@porthope.ca 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.

Home Deliveries

The Library offers delivery services to nursing home residents and house-bound patrons.

Please contact the Library for information about volunteer opportunities. library@porthope.ca

Friends of the Library

Port Hope Public Library Board invites the community to be part of a new Friends of the Library group. The first meeting was held at the Mary J Besnon Branch in September of 2019. The group has chosen 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. Expression of interest forms and FOL brochures are available to print here or pick up a copy at either branch. Contact CEO Margaret Scott for more information.

Expression of interest form

FOL Brochure

Minutes of the Friends of the Library Meeting, December 15, 2019