Kings County Library

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers add immense capacity to the Library’s programming, services, activities and special projects. If you are interested in becoming a Library volunteer, read on!

Who can Volunteer?

There are opportunities for all at the Kings County Library. We welcome volunteers with different skills, interests, abilities and we welcome volunteers of all ages. A passion for libraries is a must!

For more information, please contact your local branch library or sign up for any of our available volunteer opportunities at VolunteerMatch.org

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Kings County Library is a member-supported nonprofit organization that advocates, fund-raises, and provides critical support for the Kings County Library.  Formed in 1984, our purpose is to foster and focus the community's interest in the Kings County Library.

Friends of the Library support the library by:

  • Holding Bi-Annual Book Sales
  • Online Book Sales (click here to buy books)
  • Sponsoring the Summer Reading Program for children, teens, and adults
  • Helping recruit volunteers

The Friends of the Kings County Library meet on the second Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Hanford Cantina.  Friends of the Kings County Library annual dues are only $10.00.  To become a member, bring a check to any Kings County Library branch location or mail it to:

Friends of the Kings County Library
c/o Kings County Library
 401 North Douty Street
Hanford, Ca 93230

If you have any questions, please call the library at 559-582-0261.

Donate

Your tax-deductible gift allows the Library to provide services to 194,000 people annually who turn to us each and every day for help - whether they seek a book, a job, free Internet access, a place to gather with friends or literacy programs for children. 

If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to benefit the library, you may donate online to the Friends of the Kings County Library.  Where else in Kings County can your gift make such a difference in the lives of so many?

Please make a gift today. We will put your generosity to work immediately.

 

Other Ways To Donate

  • Endowment/Planned Giving
  • Employee Giving Campaign
  • Give in honor/memory of a loved one

Advocacy

The Kings County Library Advisory Board represents the library to the Kings County Board of Supervisors. The Library Advisory Board consists of 5 members who are appointed by the Kings County Board of Supervisors.

The Library Advisory Board collaborates with the Library Director to improve library service throughout Kings County. Its role is to advise the Library Director and the Board of Supervisors on budgetary and policy decisions.

Each member serves a 4-year term. 2 members shall be residents of the City of Hanford and 3 members shall be county-at-large residents.

Library Advisory Board Members

  • Ms. Wilma Humason – (Chairperson) - County-at-large/City
  • Mr. Joe Neuhardt – County-at-large/City
  • Dr. Robin Roberts (Vice Chairperson) – County-at-large
  • Ms. Anne Sutton – County-at-large

Library Advisory Board Meetings

When: 3rd Thursday of the month @ 3:30 p.m.

Where: Hanford Library Meeting Room

Meetings are open to the public.

Please enter through the staff entrance on the north-east side of the building.