Saturday, October 17, 2009

Volunteers help with Monster Book Sale at Wells Branch Community Library

On Saturday, October 17, the Wells Branch Community Library hosted a huge, community book sale from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Dianne Koehler, a long time library board member and volunteer, led the event. We relied on the help of volunteers for the book sale's delivery.

Students from the Westwood High School Outreach group (a community service club) saw our help advertisement on Volunteer Match ( and eagerly signed up to help. In addition, our dependable, weekly volunteers contributed their time and assistance. Sarah Uthe, our Donations and Book Sale Volunteer, was present on both Friday evening and Saturday. All volunteers received a Wells Branch Community Library t-shirt. We cannot thank them sufficiently!

What did our volunteers do?

On Friday evening, they helped us set up. Volunteers worked together to set up tables, move and organize books, and post signs. They laughed along the way. Pizza was enjoyed by all, and a librarian's husband, who is also a volunteer, suprised us with cookies for dessert!

On Saturday morning, volunteers began showing up at 7:30 am. We thanked them with donut holes and hot coffee. Three volunteer shifts ensured we had help at all times: 7:30-9:30, 9:30-12:00, and 12:00-2:30. The volunteers assisted patrons, sorted money, and kept the tables stocked with books. Snacks were provided throughout the day.

All in all, the Monster Book Sale was successful! This was the second booksale we hosted in 2009. The first sale was in March. We want to thank the Wells Branch Community for for their generous book donations throughout the year. We appreciate your consistent support, and we are pleased to serve the community as your local library!
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