Monday, March 30, 2009


A new volunteer opportunity!

The Wells Branch Community Library relies on volunteers to assist in keeping the shelves in order. Volunteer an hour a week (or every other week), and adopt your own shelf of library materials. If you have a particular area of interest, we will try to accommodate you.


•Detail- and order-oriented.
•Likes to keep things tidy.
•Able to work independently after training.
•Able to commit at least two hours each month, for a minimum of six months.
•Able to bend, stoop, and stand on a stool.


•You may adopt more than one section.
•Maintain your section by keeping it in numerical and alphabetical order.
•Check materials to assure each item belongs to the Wells Branch Library; is in good condition for loan; and is in the proper location.
•Pull materials to the front of the shelf.
•Shift materials as needed.
•Dust or clean the shelves as needed.
•Work at least 1 hour every 2 weeks at your convenience – the library is open 7 days a week.
•Record your progress and hours in the Volunteer Binder.

Rewards and Recognition:

•Upon completing a 90-day probationary period, your name is placed on a nameplate at the end of your section for recognition of service.
•Help patrons and librarians find what they’re looking for by making sure materials are in the correct place.
•Find lost books, and save the library money to purchase new materials.
•Discover new authors or ones you’ve overlooked!
•Enjoy having a neat library!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

And the winner is . . .

To those volunteers who completed the contact information form in the March volunteer newsletter, thank you! You helped us update our records. Those who returned the form by Monday, March 16, were entered in a drawing for a free prize.

Congratulations to Jackie Saul! We drew her name, and she will receive the prize.

For those who have not yet completed the form, you may still do so.
Email the following information to Lisa Metzer ( name, mailing address, home phone, cell phone, email address, and birthday.

We appreciate our Wells Branch Community Library volunteers!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Helping with the March Madness Book Sale


Thank you to the following volunteers for contributing to the success of our book sale. You make a significant difference!

Publicity Posters:
(see above picture)
Corey Arnold
Larry Pierce
Janet Rodriquez

Friday Set Up:
Naila Kahn
George Koehler
Laurie Mancheski
Todd Richardson
Kathleen Williams

Saturday Sale Assistants:
Ann Alston
Manju Chakrabarty
Abby Grant
Safiul Islam
Kavya Kolavasi
Ana Perez

Help us update our records!

Help us update our records, and enter a drawing for a FREE prize! Respond by Monday, March 16. Email the information to Lisa at

Current mailing address

Home phone

Work or cell phone

Email address


Thanks! We appreciate you!

Monday, March 2, 2009

March Volunteer of the Month

Laurie Mancheski began volunteering with the Wells Branch Library in July 2008. She volunteered with other libraries in the past, and when she moved to the area she wanted to be involved with the new local library.

We recently needed to finish processing all our new books before the upcoming March Madness Book Sale, and Laurie stepped up to the task.

Willing to help in any capacity, she agreed to cover the books so they could be added to the shelves. Thanks to her dedicated and careful assistance, we accomplished the needed task.

We honor Laurie Mancheski as the 2009 March Volunteer of the Month! Thanks, Laurie — we appreciate you!

100 Hours of Service

We recognized the volunteers with at least 100 hours or one year of service with the library during the Volunteer Reception. From left to right in the photo: Sandra Malarcher, Tom Baylor, Ana Perez, James Newton, Mary Fowler, Megan Sylvester, Nalia Khan, Lois Kantor, and Lisa Metzer (Volunteer Coordinator).