Lexington Park Library Art Gallery and Volunteers

The Lexington Park Library has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with a local artist 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.  The guidelines are as follows:

  • Professional, emerging and student artists are welcome.
  • Artwork must be framed and/or wired in the back.
  • Subject matter and content of all artwork on display must be appropriate for viewing by library-visiting adults and children.  Final decision for exhibit acceptance is at the discretion of the Program Director and the Branch Manager.
  • No fees or commissions will be charged; however, the Library is happy to accept donations.
  • Artists should be willing to participate in Opening Receptions and Special Events pertaining to the Gallery.  If an opening reception is held, the exhibitor may be responsible for the cost of postage and refreshments
  • The Gallery space is approximately 40′ long by 5′ high.
  • A one person show would require a body of work in the vicinity of 20-30 pieces; however, participation in group shows is also available.
  • Some space is available for small 3 dimensional, sculptural pieces.
  • Artwork must be available for a continuous show run of 1 1/2 to 2 months.
  • Installation and dismantling is the responsibility of the artist and must be coordinated with the Program Director.

Exhibiting artists should have available for distribution a brochure or fact sheet which includes a brief description of the style and medium of the art, the price of each piece, and contact information for the artist.

 

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.