Loutit District Library provides the district with many different services, from lending library material to hosting community programs. With your time and/or generosity, we can do even more to benefit the entire community.
The volunteer program at the Loutit District Library is designed to support the mission of the library and to assist the staff in providing quality service to our patrons. The opportunities for adults (age 18 or older) are listed below. Teens interested in volunteering should contact Allison Boyer at 842-5560, ext. 219.
The Friends of the Loutit District Library
The Friends run the Cheapstacks Used Book Store on the lower level of the library. Their tasks include sorting, marketing, and selling gently used books or other materials which are donated to the store and assisting with library programs.
The Friends of Loutit District Library strengthen the library’s resources and services by providing funds to supplement the tax-supported budget. The Friends promote a sense of community identity through the activities of the Loutit District Library.
A major source of revenue for the Friends is the Cheapstacks Used Book Store. This is a great source for all types of used books, videos, DVDs, music, and audio books. You can get involved by helping to sort, display, and sell items in Cheapstacks. Contact Ann Kammeraad at 842-5560, ext. 245 for more information about volunteering in Cheapstacks. Those interested in volunteering are also welcome to attend a Friends meeting. The Friends of Loutit District Library meet every first Wednesday of the month (except in June, July, and August) in the bookstore at 7:00 pm.
Loutit District Library Volunteer Corps
The Volunteer Corps tasks include shelving books, shelf-reading to make sure books are kept in order on the shelves; book jacketing and mending; interlibrary loan processing; electronic tagging; serving in the public computing center; assisting with library programs and events; data collection and entry in the Local History and Genealogy department and other special projects. See job descriptions below.
Anyone wishing further information may contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 842-5560, ext. 220. We very much appreciate our talented and dedicated volunteers and hope you will consider joining them.
Job Descriptions for Volunteer Positions
- Volunteer AV Repair Aide
- Volunteer Computer Aide Substitute
- Volunteer Local History-Genealogy Aide
- Volunteer Shelver
- Volunteer Software-Internet Tutor
- Volunteer Spinetingler
Direct contributions to Loutit District Library are always appreciated. You may request how your contribution is used.
Have you thought of honoring or memorializing a cherished loved one with a gift to Loutit District Library? A gift plate will be placed in or on each library item purchased with the donation and will include the name of the person being honored or memorialized. What a great way to leave a lasting legacy!
Cash gifts made to the library are eligible for a state income tax credit.
For more information contact Larry Halverson at 616.842.5560 Ext.222.
Gifts to the Endowment Fund
The Endowment Fund was designed to provide long-term funding support for the library’s legacy within the Loutit District Library area. The endowed fund was established with the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation (GHACF) in 2001 and provides unique state tax benefits allowing donors to benefit greatly while gifting to the Library today, tomorrow, and for generations to come. Gifts made to the endowed funds in a community foundation are eligible for a state income tax credit.
To make a donation to Loutit District Library through the GHACF, contact them at:
Grand Haven Area Community Foundation
One South Harbor
Grand Haven, MI 49417