Vol­un­teers helped li­brary dur­ing im­por­tant week

West Hawaii Today - - Opinion - Carol Buck

As the event vol­un­teer co­or­di­na­tor for the Friends of Thelma Parker Li­brary, I would like to give a huge ma­halo to all the won­der­ful, hard-work­ing vol­un­teers who signed up and came to count pa­trons and used items or filled in empty spots dur­ing the semi-an­nual state li­brary sys­tem’s Count Week of April 24- 28 at our li­brary.

Many came nearly ev­ery day of that im­por­tant week to ei­ther sit or roam. Up to 60 per­cent of our an­nual fund­ing de­pends on how many peo­ple visit our li­brary or call in, how many items are checked out and in, how many items are looked at, how many peo­ple come to our reg­u­lar events, etc.

One long-time vol­un­teer worked three days straight (around 11-12 hours) at help­ing us count and re­mind­ing the pa­trons not to re-shelve any­thing they looked at. That vol­un­teer even stayed af­ter we were closed, help­ing us take down and put all the signs and boxes away.

We, the reg­u­lar vol­un­teer staff and the li­brary staff, are grate­ful for all that our spe­cial vol­un­teers do to make our daily work a lit­tle eas­ier.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.