Along with libraries and organizations across the country, we celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 15–22. The friendships made by volunteering are priceless and the benefits to our library are enormous. We are truly grateful for the nearly 15,000 hours of volunteer service given by 157 volunteers last year.
We love our volunteers at Sedona Public Library and we’ve scheduled an Appreciation Brunch on Sunday, April 15, to thank them for their contributions. Special recognition will be given to these dedicated volunteers who have been training new volunteers: Tricia Egger, Jeff Harvey, Connie Hinkle, Joyce Kelly, Sandy Kreml, Gerri Perrin, Linda Schermer, Fay Shouse, Kathy Wege and Donna Ruhe.
We will also recognize volunteers for their milestone years of service. Contributing Five Years: Susan Cohen, Carolyn Daugherty, Pam Dorris, Peggy Fread and Ilana Maletz; Ten Years: Tricia Egger and Richard Sauck; Fifteen Years: Hiro Miyakawa and Diane Schwilling; Twenty years: Don Schwartzmiller.
Sedona is blessed with a wealth of people willing to devote their time and energy to help make the community a vibrant place to live. As an institution created and sustained by volunteers, Sedona Public Library is well aware of their value. Our volunteers work both behind the scenes and in the public eye and we couldn’t do it without them.
Most volunteers work one shift per week, but many work more. Some volunteers work for more than one department. Other volunteers prefer to be on-call only and substitute for volunteers who are away. Most shifts are 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 5 or 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Evening shifts are Wednesdays from 5 to 8 p.m.
If you would like to work with others who share a passion for our library, please call Volunteer Coordinator Marisol Molina at 928-282-7714, ext 143 or fill out an application online. After you fill out an application, we will call you for an interview and in-depth library tour.
Join the millions of people who find fulfillment in working with and helping others in their communities. Become a volunteer today!
Sedona Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, partially supported by the City of Sedona and Yavapai and Coconino Counties. We also require donations and grants to fund our operations. Your tax-deductible donation may be made online through our website or sent to: Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona, AZ 86336.
Sedona Public Library
Column for April 13, 2018
Written by Virginia Volkman, Library Director
Library News appears each Friday in the Red Rock News and is also presented on Sedona Biz.