Our Library System Runs on Volunteer Power

Do you realize the valuable service volunteers bring to library system each week? The five community libraries in the system rely on volunteers to run their circulation desks. This amounts to 168 volunteer hours weekly, not mention time contributed to ordering materials, presenting programs and other administrative tasks. There are currently over 100 volunteers providing service throughout the library system.

Volunteers at the County library provide close to 40 hours a week shelving materials, shelf reading, assisting with programs and providing services in the Shenandoah Room. One county volunteer selects and delivers books in conjunction with the Wheels on Meals program each week.

A reception was recently held at the County Library to honor the Volunteer of the Year from each library. Every one of our volunteers is to be commended for their devotion and service to keep our libraries up and running.

Chances are if you have a library item in your hands today it has passed through the hands of a dedicated volunteer. Please take time to thank them the next time you visit.