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Library couldn’t function without volunteers

Library couldn’t function without volunteers

new tracy therrienThis month the library held its annual Library Volunteer Celebration. Each year this event is an opportunity for Library staff to pamper and thank our volunteers. The Library has always relied upon the talent and skills of volunteers to help make the library run smoothly; their presence adds a special atmosphere to the Library and staff are grateful for their contributions.

Library volunteers are all ages from teens to seniors and perform a variety of tasks, everything from shelving, processing and repairing books, magazines, DVDs and audio books to facilitating language, knitting or writing groups and helping with youth and children’s programming.  In the summer the Library runs a youth volunteer program. Volunteers receive training on how to supervise, help and encourage children at the Summer Reading Club.  This past summer 16 youth participated and contributed 130 hours of volunteer time.  Volunteers and their parents appreciate the leadership and community service opportunity this program provides for youth.

The Library Board also consists of dedicated volunteers that oversee the operation of the Library and set its strategic direction, interpreting the needs of the community to develop and maintain viable Library services.  If you are interested in learning more about volunteering at the Library drop by and ask Library staff for more information.

This month if you are looking for holiday inspiration drop by the Library and check out our collection of seasonal music, movies, or books; there are hundreds of items to get you in the holiday spirit.  Or if you are looking for an opportunity to escape the holiday frenzy you can always drop by the Library, get comfortable in one of our many lounge chairs, and unwind with a great read.

Happy Holidays and Best wishes for the New Year!

For information on Library programs or services drop by the Library, visit our website: gibsons.bc.libraries.coop or call us at 604-886-213. Remember all library programing and services are free.

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