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Thanksgiving festivities began a few days early for library volunteers who enjoyed slices of pie in recognition of all they do for the library. The invite read, “In this season of Thanksgiving, stop by for pie!” Dozens accepted the sweet offering which included a seasonal spread of pumpkin and apple pies, served up with caramel toppings, in the Hendrickson Room.
In 2013, 461 volunteers contributed 28,695 hours of service to the library in the areas of genealogy, ESL, the Friends of the Library, at the Senior Center and as Dunton Street greeters. Volunteers can also be found in Kids’ World, on the bookmobile and as part of the Library Visitor program, which delivers library materials to Arlington Heights residents who are homebound.
“Volunteers are involved in all facets of the library,” says Caryl Medsker, Volunteer Services Coordinator. “We really are grateful for all that they do.”
At this year's Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, we celebrated a huge milestone in library history - 500,000 hours of service to the library since the volunteer program began in 1979.
Our 295 volunteers work in the library, on the bookmobile and at the Arlington Heights Senior Center providing 28,074 hours of service this year alone.
Pictured above are some of the volunteers who received special recognition for hours of service, years of service and the President's Service Award. This year's Volunteer of the Year is Sandy Kaempen who contributed 611 hours of service in 2011.
We would like to thank all of our wonderful volunteers for all of their help. We couldn't do it without you!