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It's Volunteer Week!


Thank You Volunteers!

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community. Their stories can serve to inspire others to find ways to take action that creates change. During National Volunteer Week, we celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of changemakers to come together to tackle tough challenges, and build stronger, more vibrant communities.

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we want to share with you the many ways SCPL volunteers add value to Library services, support our staff, and serve as community advocates. Close to 200 people volunteer for SCPL in a variety of assignments - within our ten branches, in outreach activities, and at Library special events. Here’s an overview of their contributions:

Within the branches:

  • ESL conversation group leaders
  • Cuentame un Cuento assistants
  • Tales to Tails assistants and handlers
  • Story Time and Toddler Time assistants
  • RoboSumo, Make and Explore, and Lego program leads
  • Chess Club instructors
  • Grounds Groomers and Plant Care assistants
  • Film club coordinators
  • Book Discussion Group leaders
  • Staff support - book menders, pull list assistants, etc.
  • Homework Helpers
  • And yes, some volunteers even dust shelves!

Outreach & special events:

  • Storytellers at local preschools
  • Dial-a-Story readers
  • Coffee Talk information advocates
  • Veterans Information Center coaches
  • Jail Services assistants
  • Event photographers
  • Special event support
  • Book Buddies

SCPL volunteers are high school and university students; stay-at-home parents; working and retired professors, teachers, librarians, attorneys, nurses, physicians, and other professionals. Despite their diverse ages, backgrounds, and experiences all have one thing in common - the belief that libraries serve a vital role in our community.

Finally, and most importantly, SCPL volunteers have a great track record of committing to months and even years of service. Thank you to all SCPL volunteers!

If you would like to become a volunteer at SCPL, visit

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Posted by cowend on April 16, 2018 at 11:26 a.m.



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