Monday, February 22, 2010

We love our volunteers at the Wells Branch Community Library!

 We love our volunteers!

February is Love Your Library Month, and on Thursday, February 18, 2010, we honored our library volunteers at Kenny's Coffee House (  They enjoyed fresh brewed coffee and tea, heart-shaped sugar cookies and cucumber sandwiches, and chocolate covered strawberries.  It was a lovely evening! 


A profile of a volunteer at the Wells Branch Community Library!

Georgia Hodde started volunteering at the Wells Branch Community Library on January 28, 2010.  She eagerly joined our team as a Circulation Desk Specialist!  

Georgia loves to learn about the library, and she contributes new ideas to improve our service. Recently, she suggested new ideas for signs to help people find what they're looking for. We appreciate Georgia's active involvement, and we look forward to her dependable help three times a week!

Georgia shares these thoughts about volunteering: 
"Volunteering at the Wells Branch Library has given me a way to give back to my community by serving others and promoting the educational opportunities available to all age groups."

Thanks, Georgia!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Wells Branch Community Library Volunteer coordinates monthly exhibits!

Genia Cowart joined the Wells Branch Community Library's team of volunteers in January of 2010. Her skills and interests include architecture and exhibits.

Last December, we posted an ad on looking for a qualified volunteer to coordinate our monthly, rotating Picturing America exhibit. Genia responded with enthusiasm!  Last month, she created an exhibit based on a Martin Luther King, Jr. theme.  This month, the theme was American presidents.

Come to the library to see her excellent work!  Each months she frames high-quality reprints of American art, creates coordinating bookmarks, pulls related library materials that patrons can check out, prints and displays informative text, and prepares audio tours.

When I asked Genia what she likes best about volunteering at the library, she says, "I come to the library every month and set up a new exhibit. It's fun to volunteer by doing something creative."  

Thank you for your excellent service to our library and community, Genia!