Often, Library staff is asked about how someone in the community can be more involved with the Library. The answers:
Checking out books, magazines, and movies; using library computers and wifi; attending programs; and inquiring for advice or assistance from reference staff are all ways through which anyone can add value to the Library. Simply by using the resources that are available, asking questions, and offering suggestions, the community benefits the Library.
These two groups work closely with the Library staff to achieve the Library’s goals, including providing information services to the public.
The Trustees, a group of non-paid elected officials, are charged with the responsibility of operating and maintaining the policies, programs, and services of the Library, as well as the infrastructure (building and grounds) through which these services are delivered. This leadership body solicits and manages the charitable donations that make up the Gleason Public Library Endowment.
The Friends, a volunteer support organization of Carlisle citizens, raises and distributes funds to enhance library programming and collections. Volunteers and funds provided by the Friends help implement many popular events like Harry Potter Night and the Book Sales.