Tuesday, December 22, 2009

News for the Wells Branch Library Volunteers

Happy Holidays, Wells Branch Community Library Volunteers!

I hope you all enjoy Happy Holidays and meaningful time with your family and friends.

Here are a few dates you need to know:
  • The library is closed Dec. 24, 25, and 26. If you normally volunteer these days, please take note that we are not open.
  • The next volunteer appreciation event Thursday, February 18. Mark your calendars now!
Thank you for a wonderful 2009, and we look forward to working together in 2010!

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Wells Branch Community Library Volunteer Appreciation Party at Kenny's Coffee House

On Thursday evening, December 3, volunteers at the Wells Branch Community Library enjoyed an evening of fresh brewed coffee, home baked brownies, sweet hot cocoa, and friendly mingling. The volunteer appreciation party occurred at Kenny's Coffee House (www.kennyscoffeeco.com), located in the Wells Branch community. It was a pleasant evening enjoyed by all!

The library will host a quarterly appreciation event for volunteers. Our volunteers make a significant difference at the library. They contribute their time, energy, experience, and skills to improve the library's programs and services. Thank you to our volunteers!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Volunteers from Connally High School, Pflugerville ISD!

Each week, 4-5 students from Connally High School volunteer at the Wells Branch Community Library. They make sure library materials are in the correct order on the shelves. The students carefully arrange various sections including the DVDs, VHS, CDs, and graphic novels (comic books).

The students volunteer at the library to experience basic, work-based training with a focus on clerical skills. Ben Hooks is their coordinator, and Sharon Glover is their job coach. When asked what they have learned from their volunteer experience at the library, they replied:

"I file DVDs. DVDs are shelved by numbers."
"I learned to shelf graphic novels."
"Nonfiction file by number, then by alphabet."
"One of the things I learned was how to stack books and cds on the shelves."
"One other thing I learned was how to work with other people to get things done faster."
"I shelved CDs."
"I shelved DVDs by number"

We appreciate their diligent help and desire to learn!