Lexington Park Library Art Gallery and Volunteers

The Lexington Park Library has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the St. Mary’s County Arts Council for the purpose of organizing ongoing art exhibits featuring amateur, student, professional and children artists. Artwork is normally displayed for 1-2 months. The Library is not responsible for any damage to or theft of the artwork. The Library carries no insurance for exhibited artwork, nor does it hire extra security for its protection. Artists interested in displaying their work should contact the Executive Director of the St. Mary’s County Arts Council at smcart@verizon.net.

 

VOLUNTEER GUIDELINES

The Board of Library Trustees recognizes that volunteers are an essential ingredient to the enhancement of library services.  Volunteers assist staff perform certain duties in many areas of the library, but do not replace staff.  Opportunities exist for both adults and children.  Volunteers will be accepted based upon the library’s needs as well as the interests and abilities of the individual.

Guidelines

  • Prior to recruitment and hiring, positions and duties available to volunteers will be clearly defined by staff.
  • Persons wishing to volunteer must submit an application and be interviewed by the volunteer coordinator.
  • Volunteers will be assigned to appropriate jobs, trained and supervised by library staff.
  • Volunteers on library assignments are covered by the library’s Workers’ Comp and liability insurance.
  • Persons Volunteering will be given a volunteer manual consisting of Policies and Procedures.

 

Child Volunteers

  • Children must be age 13 or older.
  • Children may not work more than 4 hours per day, or more than 12 hours per week.
  • Children may not perform hazardous work.
  • Children should be supervised more closely by library staff.
  • Parental consent is necessary prior to a child’s volunteering.
  • Parental releases are necessary if the child needs medication, medical attention or treatment while volunteering in the library.