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Supporting the Gale Free Library
Gale Free Library Sign
Gale Free Library Sign


There are many volunteer opportunities at the library.  Volunteers are essential for keeping the Gale Free Library one of the busiest and most active libraries in the Commonwealth. We use volunteers of all ages from teens to seniors throughout the various library departments, as well as at the book sales sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

Regularly Scheduled Library Volunteers
If you have a couple of hours per week that you could share with us, please fill out an application and return it to the Reference Desk.  We use volunteers for shelving books, checking shelves, putting away videos and magazines and many other tasks.  There are often positions in the Children’s Room, Circulation and in Local History.  The minimum age for a scheduled volunteer is 14 years.

We are fortunate to have many people apply to be volunteers at the library, so we do not always have openings.  But we do retain all applications on file for a year in the event that something opens up.  Please print an application by clicking here, or ask for one at the Reference Desk the next time you come to the library.  We look forward to having you help us serve the community in Holden.

Friends of the Library Volunteers
The Friends often need volunteers to work on book sales, newsletters, memberships and publicity.  They have a lot of fun while helping the library in many different ways. If any of these opportunities interest you, we'd love to have you join us.  Please contact the Friends by clicking here.

The Book Cellar
Book Cellar Logo
The Book Cellar, the Library's used book store, is open year round, and offers a wide selection of gently used books, audio books, CDs, and DVDs. Sponsored by the Friends of the Gale Free Library, the Book Cellar's materials are sorted and organized in order to make your shopping experience more enjoyable. Books are sorted into 40 different categories with fiction alphabetized by author.  All proceeds benefit the Library.

For more information about the Book Cellar, please click here.

The Book Cellar hours are:
 Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM
Wednesdays, 10 AM - 12 PM
 Thursdays, 4 - 7 PM
 Saturdays, 10 AM - 3:30 PM

Donations to the Gale Free Library

Would you like to make a donation to the Library? You can give a special gift to the Library by clicking on the link below for our form and then mailing it with your check to the Library. Your thoughtfulness will be appreciated by all of our patrons.

Gift to the Library Form