2011 Volunteer Awards

Volunteer of the Year – Sandy Kaempen

Sandy Kaempen is our Volunteer of the Year. This is a one-time award that is given to the volunteer who has contributed the most hours during the previous year and who has not previously received it. Sandy is awarded the Volunteer of the Year for her contribution of 611 hours of service to the library in 2011.

Sandy grew up in Palatine, but spent many hours in the children’s department at AHML, as her grandparents lived a few blocks away. When she and her husband, Randy, married, they bought their first (and only) house in Virginia Terrace. There they raised their two sons, Alex (now 25) and Brian (now 23). Before the boys were born, Sandy worked for ten years in the accounting department at Chemplex Company in Rolling Meadows while attending Roosevelt University, earning a degree in Accounting.

Taking time off while the boys were young, Sandy volunteered at their schools, St James School and John Hersey High School. Highlights from her school volunteer days included coordinating the once-a-week hot lunch program at St James, as well as volunteering for Market Day, Parent’s Club and the Hersey Instrumental Association. Once the boys were a little older, Sandy resumed her paid employment, working part-time for Helene Curtis as a personal-care-products tester for another ten years.

As her boys grew older and moved off to college, Sandy decided to find another venue at which to volunteer. She’s been a bookworm since learning to read as a child and has always found used book stores and sales to be fun, so the Friends of the Library seemed a logical choice. In August of 2004, Sandy began working in the book room as a de-sensor, before moving to the children’s row. Her work with the Book Boutique has evolved over time as she has gradually assumed primary responsibility for keeping it well stocked.

In addition to being a library volunteer, Sandy is also an employee. She joined the staff of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library in April of 2009 as a shelver. Six months later she transferred to the Processing section where she prepares and repairs library materials.

The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is most appreciative of Sandy’s devotion and contributions to the library over these many years and is pleased to honor her as our Volunteer of the Year.

2011 President's Volunteer Service Awards

Given in recognition of more than 4,000 hours of service to the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.

Fran Boyd
Myrla Brand
Linda Cesario
Pat Dennehey
Margaret Gray
Barb Holloway
Joan Huff
Jack Muldoon
Ruth Radel
Bonnie Romanowski
Jeanne Sauter
Cindy Viti

2011 Services Milestone Awards

500 Hours
Barbara Binns
Julia Karpovich
Edward Michalski
Mark Ostrand
Mary Schramm
John Siena
Leeanne Smith
Bonnie Weiss  
1,000 Hours
Pat Carbery
Tricia Johnson
Judith Royal
Isabell Torbert
1,500 Hours
Nancy Clancy
Steve Diedrich
Gordon Palmer
Mary Ellen Phillips
John Walter
Shirley Washkowiak
Jerry Westfall
2,000 Hours
Steve Cross
Bill Sheridan
Al Thompson
2,500 Hours
Javier Elias
Mary O’Brien
3,000 Hours
Joe Cesario
Sandy Kaempen
Paul Kochendorfer
3,500 Hours
Carol Friedman
Cindy Viti  
4,000 Hours
Jack Muldoon
Cindy Viti
5,000 Hours
Barb Holloway
Joan Huff
7,000 Hours
Jeanne Sauter
8,500 Hours
Linda Cesario
9,000 Hours
Linda Cesario
9,500 Hours
Linda Cesario
10,000 Hours
Pat Dennehey
10,500 Hours
Fran Boyd
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