Each library volunteer was asked to personally give her/his reason for spending work time in the library. It makes for grateful reading:
Margaret Speer says it’s amazing how many different kinds of books we receive all the time. Even a smaller library has so much to offer.
Our Canadian, Carole Elton, loves assisting whenever she is here.
Karlene Garn says she likes to see what other people are reading. She feels our library is a viable part of SunBird.
For Sherry Fann, it’s the new authors. She loves the library and reading.
New volunteer Katherine Gibbs has an interesting story. The town where she grew up didn’t have television until she was a teenager, and going to the library was a treat. All she had to say was, “I’m going to the library” and her mother said, “Okay, be home by dinner.” She is a new SunBird resident and happy to make new friends.
Reunited with old friends and welcomed by new friends is what Marilyn Klooster feels by those volumes in the Library. Bi-weekly trips to the library as a child, and later with her own children, brings peace and reflection to the busy days.
Our husband and wife team, Lois and Howard Anderson, show speed. They are fast shelvers and say “the pay is great!” Lois likes sharing her favorite books with others. She can alphabetize to the fifth letter. Howard says he volunteered because his wife volunteered him. He likes to do the grunt work, reaching to the top and bottom shelves.
Shirley Jackson believes in giving back to the community “in whatever capacity I am able.” Meeting nice people, excellent library choices and convenient to dash in and shelve whenever she is in the Clubhouse are “not drudgery,” Shirley says. “It’s all satisfaction.”
Dosha Davidson recently joined our volunteers and her enthusiasm and quick shelving is very welcome.
Dianne Reed is our newest volunteer. Beginning in October, she felt “it is a good way to meet my neighbors.”
Bob Smith, part of the Nancy/Bob team, gives his reasons. “I enjoy working with all of the volunteer ladies and one man. I love the head librarian most of all.”
Nancy Smith, head librarian, “To me, a library is like a huge buffet of food choices waiting to be tasted. What am I hungry for today? Meat and potatoes fiction? Maybe a spicy mystery? Occasionally a western on the menu for color and taste? They are shelves of visual delight. How could you not love a library?”