Donations

The Library is happy to accept donations of materials and monetary gifts to support its mission and programs. Donors are vital to the overall support of the Library and are a valued part of the Springdale Public Library community.  Find out more information below about making a gift to the Library.

Donate to the Springdale Public Library Foundation

In order to maintain the quality of service Springdale and surrounding area citizens have come to expect from the Springdale Public Library, the Library formed the Springdale Public Library Foundation in 2004. The Foundation seeks to enrich (not replace) traditional tax-based funding that will provide the necessary financial resources to achieve a wide margin of excellence in the books, materials, programs and technology tools offered by the Library.

You can create the future by contributing to the Springdale Public Library Foundation. A gift to the Foundation is an enduring gift to the community. The Foundation provides a vehicle for tax exempt gifts that enhance the delivery of superior services. Please contribute today.

Please download and print the Gift Form (PDF) that you can use to either contribute to the Foundation or to designate your gift as an honorarium or memorial.

Donate Materials to the Springdale Public Library

Springdale Public Library welcomes gifts of print and non-print materials such as books, audio books, videos, CDs, DVDs, etc. All donated materials become the property of the Library and may only be accepted unconditionally. The Library applies the same criteria from its Collection Development policy in evaluating gift gift materials as applied to purchases. Donated materials may be withdrawn and disposed of in the same manner as purchased materials. The Library cannot accept responsibility for notifying donors of withdrawal or replacement of gift items.

Materials not added to the Library collection may be sold at the Friends of the Springdale Public Library Bookstore or book sale.

Generally, the Library does not accept textbooks, condensed (Reader’s Digest) books, magazines, or items that are in poor physical condition.

Gifts are tax deductible as provided by law. As the recipient of a gift, the Library cannot assign a market value to donated materials. For tax purposes it is the donor’s responsibility to assign and document value for tax reporting. On request, a receipt will be provided describing the number and format of donated materials.

Materials that do not sell in the bookstore may be sent to Better World Books for online selling to support literacy programs.

Employment

CHILDREN’S LIBRARIAN – The Springdale Public Library is currently accepting applications until Oct. 5th, at 4:00 p.m. for a Children’s Librarian. Requirements include a Master’s Degree in Library Science, plus 19 to 23 months related experience and/or training and 7 to 11 months related management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

The Children’s Librarians are responsible for developing and implementing programming for children, selecting and maintaining the collection of materials, meeting reference and information needs within the library and providing outreach in the community.

To apply, complete an online application for employment along with submitting a letter and resume at jobs@springdalear.gov or mail to HR Dept., 201 Spring St., Springdale, AR 72764 or fax to 479-750-8523. The City of Springdale provides an excellent benefit package and is an EOE and drug free workplace.

LIBRARY TECHNICIAN – The Springdale Public Library is currently accepting applications until October 12, 2018, for the position of Library Technician. Requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree and 3 – 5 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

The Library Technician works under the direction of the Technology Coordinator, assisting with research, planning, implementation and documentation of library systems and services.  The Technician maintains all library hardware and software, including RFID equipment, security system and Library specific applications.  The Technician assists library staff in all aspects of technology and members of the public at service desks.   Rotating weekends and evening hours are required.

To apply, complete an online application for employment along with submitting a letter and resume at jobs@springdalear.gov or mail to HR Dept., 201 Spring St., Springdale, AR 72764 or fax to 479-750-8523. The City of Springdale provides an excellent benefit package and is an EOE and drug free workplace.

Volunteer

Volunteers are important to the success of the Springdale Public Library and to the delivery of its services to the citizens of Springdale.

The Springdale Library values the time and commitment of citizens who volunteer. Volunteers partner with staff to provide support necessary to implement the mission and programs of the library system. Volunteers of the Library serve in many capacities. However, volunteers will not be placed in positions that could jeopardize the library’s ability to operate if the volunteer failed to report to work.

Volunteers are viewed as a valuable resource and therefore the staff of the Springdale Public Library aims to give volunteers meaningful responsibilities, appropriate orientation and training, effective supervision and recognition. Volunteers are expected to perform their tasks to the best of their abilities and to remain dedicated to the mission and vision of the Springdale Public Library.

We do not accept volunteers who are fulfilling court ordered hours.

The Springdale Public Library values the time and interest of citizens who would like to volunteer. All those interested in volunteering in the library must complete an Application Form. This form is available online and may also be downloaded and printed here.

Teens

Teens interested in volunteering at the Library during the school year are invited to complete the School Year Teen Volunteer Application. Teens interested in volunteering during the summer should complete the Summer Online Teen Volunteer Application.

After completing the online application, teens must attend a training before beginning to volunteer. Trainings are held on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 4:30 pm.

Foundation

You can create the future . . .

Everyone knows that fine libraries exist with public funds, but not everyone realizes that private contributions allow libraries to flourish.

In order to maintain the quality of service Springdale and surrounding area citizens have come to expect from the Springdale Public Library, the Library formed the Springdale Public Library Foundation in 2004. The Foundation seeks to enrich (not replace) traditional tax-based funding that will provide the necessary financial resources to achieve a wide margin of excellence in the books, materials, programs and technology tools offered by the Library.

You can create the future by contributing to the Springdale Public Library Foundation. A gift to the Foundation is an enduring gift to the community. The Foundation provides a vehicle for tax exempt gifts that enhance the delivery of superior services.

You can create the future…the future of the citizens served by the Springdale Public Library. Please contribute today.

Please download and print the Gift Form (PDF) that you can use to either contribute to the Foundation or to designate your gift as an honorarium or memorial.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Springdale Public Library support library programs, events and activities. The Friends Bookstore is located just off the Library lobby and is open during all library hours. An annual book drive and book sale is held every fall.

Support the Library by joining the Friends! Friends receive discounts on purchases at the Friends Bookstore and during book sales.

Becoming a Friend of the Springdale Public Library

Print and complete Friends Membership Form and mail it or drop it by on your next visit to the Library. Regular dues start at $5.00 for individuals.

Your annual membership demonstrates community support for the Library and your dues contribute to the Friends support of library programs and services. Donations are tax-deductible.

Volunteering with Friends

Friends volunteers help maintain the Bookstore and assist with the annual book drive and book sale in the fall. Volunteers are welcome to serve on a regular basis or for special projects. Use the Friends membership form to indicate your interest in volunteering. To find out more about volunteering, click here.

Friends of the Springdale Public Library Bookstore

The Friends Bookstore is located just inside the front doors of the library. The bookstore is open during normal library hours, and donations are accepted at the Information or Check-Out desks.

Volunteers maintain the bookstore. Friends may purchase materials for half off regular prices.

Most items are priced at $1.00 or less. Adult hardbacks are $2.00. Occasional specials may be announced and materials are added throughout the week. Stop in during your next visit to the library!

Donations to the Friends Bookstore

The Friends Bookstore welcomes donated materials in good condition. We accept hardback and paperback books, audio-books, videos, CDs, and DVDs. Donations may be brought to the Check Out desk anytime during library hours. Call in advance if you have questions or need assistance. No magazines or textbooks please.

For more information about donating materials to the Library, click here.

Materials that do not sell in the Bookstore may be sent to Better World Books to support literacy programs.