Saturday, February 21, 2009

Thrifty Job for me!

I sorta got a thrifty job! Well it's volunteer. And come as you please, no schedule. But ANYHOW I signed up with Friends of the Library today and was looking at their books. (got 7 of them) So I ask about volunteering and the lady was so excited to have me. So Saturday mornings, when I can, I will go down there and sort books. There is a huge warehouse and just gobs and gobs of books. Tens of thousands of books. Can you believe it? So I'll go in and sort them into grouped by author's last name, Like a box of A's and so on.

AND I get first crack at the books I am sorting. AND every 3 hour shift I work I get to take two free books. Not that they are expensive or that I mind paying for them, but still FREE books? SWOOON.

I don't start until after the super huge Friends of the Library book sale that is in a few weeks. Until then it's serious working going on, getting the 5 semi's ready to take books to that. Oh and I get to go to that the day before it opens! That's because I joined, not because I'm a volunteer.

I'm way excited, I've wanted to get involved in something that I could do without cutting into family time. This is perfect, if the family needs me I simply don't go. If we are just haning out I do go, and it's just in the mornings.

I thought you guys would appreciate it. :)

4 comments:

runningonink said...

That is so awesome! I can't wait to hear about the first time that you do it! Congrats!

Marina said...

Erin, I know how you feel about your volunteering with sorting books. I also sort books at the store I manage: I love doing it. I like especially vintage children books, and beside enjoying the graphics of those books, I like to see the age-wear on them and imagine the pleasure the book gave to the kids who owned them...
[PS. great blog, by the way, I have to keep reading, though]

Linda B said...

Wow Erin, this is going to be so much fun for you!!!

Cinda said...

Maybe I should reenroll in friends too.... I did it before and it was nice to get in a day early....
Of course, I really don't NEED to be buying any more ;-)