Deepalaya Community Library Project

Karin Elizabeth Lockwood

10 Things I Learned By Volunteering At A Community Library Project

When I joined in March, I had never volunteered time or energy to anything like this before. I won't lie to you. Having no experience working with children, the idea terrified me. But in just three short months, I've gone from a state of apprehension to being deeply committed to the project's larger mission: building a library movement that believes in transforming communities through the power of reading. Here are 10 things I've learnt along the way.