We hope you’ll join us in some of these exciting upcoming service opportunities!  Volunteering is a great way to network and gain experience in the library field.  Please remember to log your service hours on the Hornet Life page or email jfredri2@g.emporia.edu with the details.  We look forward to serving alongside you this spring!


What: Like donuts?  Interested in meeting other early literacy advocates?  Help support Colorado families reading together and get a book into the hand of every 4-year old by volunteering at One Book 4 Colorado!  Help with counting, packaging, stickering, and labeling OB4CO books and bookmarks.  Consider dropping a donation box off at a nearby preschool!

When: 9AM-Noon, Wednesday March 29th (can volunteer for shorter shifts)

How: RSVP to Beth Crist crist_b@cde.state.co.us by March 17th.

Lyon County History Center

What: The Lyon County History Center is hosting an event for the Cubs Scouts (kindergarten – 5th grade).  Volunteers are need to help with: a talk on preservation and retirement of flags; a scavenger hunt; and personal history which is a talk on easy information available in the archives (yearbooks, telephone books, newspapers)!

When: Friday, April 7th from 6-8pm

How: RSVP to Lisa Soller at lmsoller@gmail.com.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

What: We need your help!  SLIM is partnering with the Emporia Public Library (in Emporia) on May 4th for a viewing of ‘Star Wars – The Force Awakens’ at the Granada Theatre. We are planning a costume contest for which we will need an emcee and judges, as well as a children’s table to construct origami yoda’s based on the children’s book.

When: Thursday, May 4th.  Activities from 6-7pm; movie from 7-9:15pm.

How: Fill out the sign up survey here.


What: Learn how to advocate for and serve your Latino/Hispanic and Spanish-speaking populations!  Volunteer for a short shift and get to attend the rest of the REFORMA Colorado 2017 Conference for free.  Spots will fill up fast, so sign up soon!

When: Friday, May 19th (shifts vary)

How: Fill out the sign up survey here.

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