The Library Volunteer Program was established in 1995 when library service moved from the Carnegie Library building to the new City Hall building. Starting with only a handful of volunteers, the program has grown to be one of California’s most innovative models of volunteerism in library service.
Today, the Volunteer Program is essential to the daily operation of the Paso Robles City Library with over 120 trained volunteers contributing over 18,000 hours of their time and talents each year. That is approximately 8.6 full-time equivalency and a significant savings to the city.
But by far the greatest contribution Library volunteers make is their wealth of experience and expertise. They bring professionalism and energy to public service in a way few other libraries are fortunate to enjoy.