Monday, March 22, 2010

A new design for volunteer badges at the Wells Branch Community Library

Originally uploaded by lmmetzer

To celebrate the new season - Spring! - we made new name tags for our exceptional volunteers. Library associate Cassidy Austin created the new design.

Volunteers, please remember to wear your name badge when you volunteer. Thanks, and have a great day!

Wells Branch Library Volunteer makes a display about Louisa May Alcott!

A cup of tea please?

Brielle Perras began volunteering at the library a little over a month ago. She assists librarians with our regular Saturday story times. Last week during spring break, she volunteered to help with a special project. Brielle created a display called "Tea with Louisa May Alcott."  The display highlights library materials, interesting facts, tea pots, and it promotes our upcoming tea party on Sunday, March 28.  She shares the following comments:

"I enjoyed working on my very first project at the library. Not only did I have fun putting it together, I also enjoyed learning so much about Louisa May Alcott. I believe young women around the country should take the time to learn about this wonderful woman and look at all of the accomplishments she made."

Visit the library to check out this colorful, interactive display! 

Friday, March 19, 2010

Wells Branch Library Volunteers, save these dates!

Wells Branch Library Volunteers, save these dates!
  • Thursday, April 29, All day - Inventory! - The library will be closed, and we will inventory the children's section.  Volunteers are welcome to help scan library materials and clean. 
  • Thursday, April 29, 5:00 pm - Staff Meeting - All active volunteers may attend. Come, meet staff, learn what's new, and share your ideas!
  • Thursday, May 6, 6:00 pm - Volunteer Appreciation Event - Thank you for completing the online survey and sharing your preferences. May 6 was the most popular day. More information to come!  

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Wells Branch Library Volunteers - let us know what you prefer!

Hello, Wells Branch Community Library Volunteers!

I am planning the next volunteer appreciation event, and I want to know what day and time you prefer.  Please share your opinion! 

Complete this one-question, online survey:


Lisa Metzer, 
Your friendly Volunteer Coordinator

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New "Odd Job" list for Wells Branch Community Library Volunteers!

Wells Branch Community Library Volunteers, this list is for you!   Did you finish your assigned volunteer task? Are you looking for a different job to do? Are you in the mood for something different?  Check out the new "Odd Job" list!  Pick something from the list, ask a librarian for instructions, and have fun!  Remember to record what you did in the volunteer binder.  Please comment on this post, and share your ideas for "odd jobs," too!
  • Sort plastic HEB bags.
  • Run copies of library brochures and neatly fold them.
  • Make sure the adult DVDs are in the correct order (fiction and non-fiction)
  • Make sure the adult AUDIO books are in the correct order (fiction and non-fiction; cassette and CD).
  • Sharpen pencils for the library.
  • Dust the library shelves.
  • Shelf-read the adult non-fiction 001-320.
  • Shelf-read the adult non-fiction 320-508.
  • Shelf-read the adult non-fiction 508-640.
  • Shelf-read the adult non-fiction 640-740.
  • Shelf-read the adult non-fiction 740-820.
  • Shelf-read the adult non-fiction 820-999.
  • Sort the E-book bins in the children's room ("E" stands for easy reader, like picture books!).
  • Tidy the children's area: puzzles, Legos, and games in the study room).    
  • Search the library's online catalog. Identify, locate, and pull books for the displays.
  • Organize the newspapers. Make sure the dates are together. Put them away.
  • Front face books in the adult section.
  • Other ideas? See something else that needs done? Let us know - add your comments to this post!