Monday, May 05, 2008

25th Annual Party in honor of Brooks's volunteers

The River Garden
was rock'n and roll'n on Saturday with "The Low Down Blues Band" --I think this name was attached to the trio +1 for the evening-- in celebration of our 40+ volunteers. The members of the group are: Stephen Frankel (Library trustee); Steve Vorhees; Lou Erlander; and the plus one is Danny Brooks, an incredible harmonical player who dropped in for the evening. Check out his web site. Danny left me with his book, a memoir, and two CD's that will be going into the library.

The volunteer program at Brooks began in 1983 with a handful of dedicated library workers, and has now expanded to over 40 who contributed 3,200 hour last year. The activities run the alphabet--from A "arts coordinator," to W "web site mistress," and all activities in between. Volunteers shelve books, DVD's, and other library material, provide service at the circulation desks, maintain the public bulletin boards, read at storytimes in the children's room, tape library programs for later broadcast on BCTV, and many other duties.

If you are interested in becoming a library volunteer, speak to Therese Marcy or Lindsay Bellville.

And, people asked me for a link to the little essay I read from the Washington Post on one library page's passion for her shelving duties. Click here for a copy.


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