Junior Library Volunteer Andrew Napora wears the first-place medal he won at the 2009 Suburban Cook Regional Spelling Bee. Andrew will be in Washington D.C. for the Scripps National Spelling Bee beginning May 26. He is pictured with his dad, Mike, who works at the Library's Answer Center. Andrew is one of 293 spellers from all over the country who will be competing in the preliminary rounds which will be broadcast on ESPN360.com on Wednesday, May 27. The top 50 go into the semifinals on Thursday, May 28. You can find out more about Andrew by viewing his profile .
This year is the 30th anniversary of the Library’s volunteer program. At our annual recognition luncheon, generously funded by the Friends of the Library, we celebrated this milestone and honored all our dedicated volunteers who contributed 26,606 hours of service in 2008. Click here to see photos of volunteers who received special recognition.