Volunteer

Our library is truly unique, both here and in public libraries such as we are familiar with in the United States. San Juan Community Library is open to the public but runs with a volunteer staff, one paid part time executive director and a dedicated Board of Directors composed of leaders in their professional affiliations.

We simply would cease, therefore, to exist without our precious band of volunteers. They freely give their time and talent on a weekly basis to ensure that our library remains open and available to every member of our community.

To quote Mahatma Gandhi: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” The truth of these words is evident in every volunteer at San Juan Community Library.

We want to invite you to consider joining this special group. Volunteering can be one of the most meaningful activities in anyone’s busy schedule. We need volunteers in the afternoon from the hours of 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Volunteering is a great activity that will be rewarding to you and beneficial to others.

Become a Padrino

Join the Padrinos Group. We offer both corporations and individuals the opportunity to become a part of our success. With a donation of $1,000 or more, you can join the fund for one year, two years, or as many years as you wish. For more information, please call our executive director at 787-789-4600. Thank you.

Make a Donation

Thank you for considering a donation to San Juan Community Library.  We are a 501(c)(3) for federal reporting purposes and we are a recognized nonprofit under the Puerto Rico Department of Treasury (1101.01).

You may donate by sending a check to our P.O. Box* or via the PayPal giving fund website.  Here is the link to Paypal.   You can easily donate to us with 100% of your donation going to our Library.  We will send a receipt for your tax return via your email address.

*San Juan Community Library

P.O. Box 3758

Guaynabo, PR  00970-3758

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Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select "San Juan Community Library at BUCAPLAA Inc" as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They'll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.

How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on "AmazonSmile" within Programs & Features
3. Select "San Juan Community Library at BUCAPLAA Inc" as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app

Donate Books

Our book donation guidelines specify that we are not receiving:

* textbooks

* encyclopedias

* specific field books, such as medicine, law, accounting, health.

Only books in excellent or very good condition are acceptable. Please also refrain from donating obsolete materials such as 10 year old travel and home project books and yellowed, stained or torn materials. We accept a maximum of 25 books per family/per donation.

Again, we highly appreciate your book contributions. Our book donors have been essential in creating a useful and valued community lending library. It is to this vitality that our volunteers remain dedicated and to which our time and energy must be directed.

Please do not send books to our post office box.