Monday, October 31, 2011

Hello! and -- Fall Volunteer Appreciation Party

Hi, I thought I'd go ahead and introduce myself -- I'm Allison, and I'm the new Volunteer Coordinator here at Wells Branch Community Library! I've been working here since November 2010 as the Adult Program Librarian, and now I've added volunteer duties to my job. I'm very excited to get involved -- we have such a wonderful group of committed volunteers here at the library!

If we haven't already met, please introduce yourself next time you're in!

A great time to meet would be our Fall Volunteer Appreciation Party! It will be Saturday, November 12, at 2pm, here at the library. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tickets to Texas Star Hockey Game

Free Texas Stars Opening Game tickets for WBCL Volunteers.

When: October 9th at 5pm
Where: Cedar Park Center

The Texas Stars (hockey team) are offering free tickets to our library, as a community partner, for their opening game. The game is on Sunday, October 9th at 5:00pm. They will be playing the Oklahoma City Barons. The tickets are available for volunteers at the WBCL. Please let Kristin ( know before 6:00pm this Friday (9/30) if you would like tickets.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Volunteer of the Month - June/July

June's Volunteer of the Month - Georgia Hodde

The staff has come to depend on Georgia for her dedication and commitment to the library. She has been one of the most entrusted volunteers we have at the library. The Wells Branch community it very fortunate to have such a committed volunteer.

July's Volunteer of the Month - Jay Jackson

Jay has volunteererd at the Austin History Center and we are now fortunate to have her here at WBCL. She has been recognized on numerous occasions for her great work ethic and the quality of her works as a shelver at our library. She has been volunteering since February, and has been very dependable and reliable. We all appreciate her very much.

Thank you volunteers for all you do!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Weeding Help Needed

Our landscape volunteer extraordinaire has requested another volunteer's assistance in maintaining our beautifully landscaped areas at the library. This would mostly entail weeding.

Please contact Dani if you are intersted:

Summer Reading Club Kick-Off! Volunteers Needed.

Adult Summer Reading Club
Allison will be doing a summer reading club kick-off event on Friday the 10th, and Saturday the 11th. If you can give some time helping her hand out reading club materials that would be great.

Children's and Teen's Summer Reading Club
We also need a couple of volunteers for the kick-off event for children and teens this next Saturday (June 11th).

Please contact me (Dani) if you are interested in volunteering:

Inventory Days! Yes, so soon!

We are repairing the library parking lot and have decided to take advantage of this time and do another inventory day (or two). We will be cleaning, reorganizing, moving shelves, etc. If you would like to come in and help, please do! Let me (Dani) know when to expect you though, so we are looking for you at the door. You will have to park in the street to get to the library. Park safely.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Summer Weekday Volunteers Needed for Shelving

Summer is almost here, and we will really need volunteers who can help us during the weekdays during the summer to shelve books in children's and the adult areas. Please contact me at or come into the library to fill out an application.

Volunteer of the Month - Elda Acerdo

Congratulations to our Volunteer of the Month, Elda Acerdo. She has been the bilingual story-time volunteer for a year now. She was nominated for her helpfulness and her dependability. Volunteers like her are really treasured at WBCL. Congratulations to Elda!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Spring Volunteer Appreciation Brunch - This Weekend

All volunteers and their families are invited to a brunch at the Wells Branch Community Library (Large Meeting Room). The WBCL is hosting this event to show our appreciation for all our volunteers do for us that allow us to serve the Wells Branch community better.

Where: Wells Branch Community Library
When: 10am-12pm, April 30th

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Volunteers Needed - Inventory and Shelving

It is time for our quarterly inventory. It will be on April 28th. Volunteers help is always appreciated. Please contact me (Dani) if you will be here so we can expect you, to let you in the door.

Also, we are in need of volunteer shelvers for adult and children's books. The most critical times are during the week. We will also need many shelvers for this summer. It's a great way to earn community service hours for high school requirements.

Please contact Dani Elder at if you would like to help out with our inventory or volunteer to shelf books.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Volunteer of the Month - April

This month's Volunteer of the Month is Alexis Kotokou. He has been volunteering as a shelver since December of 2010. The staff has nominated him because of the way he lights up the library when he walks in with his positive, sunny disposition and attitude. He sometimes shelves several times a week, and is up for any task we ask of him, and even ones that we don't. We couldn't do this without volunteers like Alexis! So, thanks to Alexis for contributing his time and brightening our day at the Wells Branch Community Library.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spring Fever

This week is a week when many of our library volunteers are taking spring break vacations. As a result the books are really starting to build up, particularly in the children's area. Volunteers are desperately needed to help us reshelve books. If you have some extra time we would appreciate the help.

If you have never volunteered before it is a great time to start. See our website for details.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Volunteer of the Month -Roberta Mankowski

Roberta has been so helpful to the WBCL staff the past few months. In the short time I have been here she has helped with inventory, helped with the children's reference desk, run our Family story time,and helped shelf children's books. We have really been able to depend on her when we really needed her, and the staff is also so grateful to have her as a volunteer here. She has volunteered here since August of last year.

Thank you, Roberta, for your time and efforts. You are much appreciated.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sundays - Children' s Shelving Help Needed

Our children's area is so popular on the weekend that we really need additional help shelving books Sunday afternoon. Please contact the new volunteer coordinator, Danielle Elder at (512)989-3188 or e-mail at

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

An Appealing Appeal for Inventory Volunteers

WBCL's next inventory day is coming up on Thursday, January 27. We still need volunteers to help us out. Typically volunteers help scan barcodes and I can't be the only one who thinks that is kind of fun. Can I? There's usually shelving, shelf-shifting, light cleaning and other assorted tasks to do if scanning doesn't sweep you off your feet.

Did I mention the food yet? We'll have lunch provided and WBCL never does an inventory without an army-ready assortment of goodies.

If you are interested in lunch with a side of scanning, please let me know.

Thank you!