Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wells Branch Community Library Volunteers Made a Difference in 2009!

You made a difference at our library in 2009!
I want to quickly share just a few examples of how your help benefited our library this past year:
  • The materials in our adult non-fiction section were to shifted to make more space. Thanks, David!
  • Librarians had more time to plan great library programs because volunteers managed our desk shifts. Thanks, Lois, Laurie, Inna, Tabish, Ricardo, Susmitha, and Danielle!
  • Library patrons could buy books from our ongoing book sale because a volunteer sorted them on a weekly basis. Thanks, Sarah!
  • Adults and kids attended programs of all kinds (arts & crafts, science, story times, family-friendly concerts). Thanks, Dianne, Jolanda, Alexandra, Casey, Krissy, Ana, many more!  
  • Adults attended helpful computer classes taught by experienced volunteers. Thanks, Alison, Mark, and Jonathan!
  • More books were added to our collection because volunteers cataloged and processed them. Thanks Kathleen, Sandra, and Andrea!
  • Library users could find movies to watch and graphic novels to read because students from Connelly High School organized them every week. Thanks, VOE team!
  • Our glass windows looked squeaky clean and clear because volunteers washed them inside and out. Thanks, volunteers from Dell! People found the items they needed and discovered new ones because volunteers shelved and organized materials.  Thanks Michael, Tom, Joyce, Billy and Jackie, Joy, Sean, Nadia, Kavya, Divya, Laurie, Dawit, Jeffrey, Safiul, Ana, Victoria, Cassandra, Benju, Prativa, Angel, Timothy, Oralia, Phuong, Carlie, Meredith, Emily, Steven, Jennifer, Tuan, Aashara, Aaron, Alpha, and Kian! 
  • Our landscape looks lovely and supports native plants due to the dedicated efforts of a volunteer. Thanks, Lois!
  • Kids enjoy monthly chess classes because a volunteer teaches them. Thanks, Tom!
There are many more examples and names to recognize, and we appreciate you all.

The impact is clear—
Our volunteers make the library a better place
and help us meet the needs of our community.

We can’t thank you enough!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wells Branch Community Library volunteer helps with storytime!

Our delightful volunteer Krissy Mireles helps our Children's Librarian with the Library's weekly storytimes on Friday mornings. She shares the following regarding her volunteer experiences:

"I really enjoy volunteering at the Wells Branch Library! I help Kristin in the Children's Storytime Department. It is really fun to help the kids and see them develop with their skills. This is one of the best storytimes that I have encountered. Kristin reads three stories and then the kids do a craft after. It is also really neat to meet new people and build new relationships with the parents and kids. Not to mention that the WB Library has so much to offer with programs and learning opportunities, and let's not forget the books!" - Krissy Mireles

We are so thankful for Krissy. She volunteers with energy and kindness, and we are fortunate to have her on our volunteer team!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Save the date for the next Volunteer Appreciation Event at the Wells Branch Community Library!

We love our volunteers!  
Be appreciated for your volunteer work this Valentine's Day season!

What - Volunteer Appreciation Event
Where - Kenny's Coffee House
Address - 14735 Bratton Lane, Austin, TX 78728
When - Thursday, February 18, 6:30-7:30 pm
Who - Wells Branch Community Library Volunteers

Experience a warm and friendly setting in a local coffee shop. Enjoy complimentary beverages and sweet treats. Mingle with and meet other volunteers. Don't wait - mark your calendars today to attend!

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Our exceptional volunteers make our library a better place!