SD&G Library volunteers celebrated

The recognized SD&G Library volunteers, who gathered Saturday in Avonmore. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

AVONMORE — The SD&G County Library celebrated the 70-plus volunteers that dedicate their time at Library branches, the administration office, and at events throughout the year. Held April 28, during National Volunteer Week, the event brought together individual volunteers, as well as the members of the various Friends of the Library groups.

Over 35 volunteers came out to the appreciation event held at the Avonmore Branch, to be recognized by both Library staff and the Library Board. Evonne Delegarde, Library Board Chair, began the evening by welcoming and thanking all the volunteers, followed by individual recognition by the Director of Library Services, Karen Franklin. Refreshments, prizes and socializing rounded out the evening.

“The Library is very fortunate to have a great group of volunteers to support us” says Susan Wallwork, Communications & Marketing Librarian. “This event was our way of saying thank you for their contributions throughout the year – we’re grateful for all they do.”

The volunteer appreciation event provided an opportunity for volunteers, Library staff and Board members to interact and find out more about what each does for the Library. Library staff plan to make this an annual event.

About Volunteering at the Library

Volunteer activities at the SD&G County Library are diverse and often matched to best fit the individuals’ interests. From shelf reading to assisting with programs to fundraising, Library volunteers can play a key role in helping staff provide the services they do.

Interested in volunteering? The SD&G Library welcomes prospective volunteers to check out the opportunities at 15 branches and the main administrative office — from teens looking for volunteer hours, to anybody else just looking to get involved in their community.  Visit www.sdglibrary.ca/about-us/jobs-volunteering, drop by your local branch, or contact Susan Wallwork, Communications & Marketing Librarian at (613) 936-8777 ext. 226 or swallwork@sdglibrary.ca.

Below, on the same evening that library volunteers were recognized at the Avonmore branch inside North Stormont Place, the facility’s main hall happened to be abuzz with the Avonmore-Finch-Martintown Pastoral Charge‘s second annual Spring Fling church fundraiser event. ‘Rev & the Choir Boys’ serve up some gentle bluegrass tunes for occasion in the video clip.




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