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Be a Friend of the Library! It's a unique way for students to be involved in supporting their school library, and students can potentially earn approved volunteer time during the school day. Being a FOTL is also a great way to add flair and uniqueness to student applications and resumes.
Q: Do Friends have to read or shelve books?
A: Not unless you want to! This is not a book club.
Q: Why would I be a Friend of the Library?
A: Friends is a fun and creative ways to participate by adding to the school library collective even in the smallest of ways. Participation can also add a unique flair to your applications and resumes and help yours stand out from the crowd. Friends that take on a seriously involved project, like creating tutorials or initiating literacy events can earn approved volunteer hours.
Q: I cannot / do not want to attend meetings during 0 hour, Activities or after school. Can I still be involved?
A: Yes! Friends is not a club with member or meeting requirements.
Q: What if I participate in Friends for a while and become too busy with academics/athletics/work to continue participating?
A: There are no obligations to fundraise or meet outside of school hours. Friends is meant to be flexible and easy to participate within the school library.
Q: How can I find out more?
A: Stop by the library and ask Mrs. Moody and / or join the Group Friends of the Library on Schoology
Just for Fun: Shelf Talkers
Do you like to review or rate books you read? Do you like to color or draw?
Friend of the Library: Adopt A Shelf
Does organizing help you relax? Are you a stickler for neatness? If yes we have a zen opportunity for you.
Donations are happily accepted during the school year with the understanding that material not suitable for our collection will be donated to another library, literacy organization or to the Art students for repurposing.
Swisher Library is very proud to display custom Bolles student artwork from current and past graduates.
A few amazing examples of student artwork:
March Book Madness bracket and voting has concluded! Congratulations to our four winners! We will be back in 2023
for fresh bracket and voting.
A global, digital book club for all students and faculty that enjoy sharing books with one another.
Over 1,000 books were collected Spring 2022 and were donated to various organizations around Jacksonville including: