The library will be open 7 days a week starting Friday, June 21st and all of July and August. Come and welcome our students: Jared Boyd, Monet Comeau, Malorie Jeffrey and Heather Jenkins.
We will have a 'Meet and Greet' luncheon in late summer/early fall instead of the usual one at the end of June. This will be an opportunity to meet the other volunteers and find out what's new for this season. If you know of anyone who might like to join us, please bring them along.
August 10th is the fundraiser breakfast. Brenda will be asking for volunteers in July to help. We have a good time and it really helps our library. That is during the Life at the Lakes Festival.
Spread the word - the students will have a book sale every Saturday morning from 9 to 12 noon beginning June 29th.
Our Team of Volunteers: Pat Allan, Dawn Baer, Kelly Beam, Bob Black, Jared Boyd (student volunteer) Glenda Constable, Phyllis Corbett, Mary Corcoran, Brenda Dunsmore, Bruce Dunsmore, Marilyn Erb, John Hossack, Lynn Jamieson, Judy Jones, Debora Kantor, Linda MacDougall, Barb Magee, Addie Marshall, Marilyn Merritt-Gray, Carol McLean, Dale Moore, Cres Pascucci, and Diane Trail.
Our Volunteers with Added Responsibilities:
Brenda Dunsmore - chairperson of library committee, PR, Talk Boxes Project, kindergarten & elementary classes, Sensitive Issues project, volunteers, overdue books, summer students
Glenda Constable - library committee member, supplies, PR, archiving, index cards
Judy Jones - treasurer of library committee, summer students
Bruce Dunsmore - library committee member, building, magazine subscriptions
Carol McLean - library committee member, publicity and advertising, photography, scrapbook, archiving & author's list, website, author of the month display, Craft Saturdays
Pat Allan - processing/labeling new books, bestseller's list
Marilyn Erb - secretary of library committee, book club, talking circles, website
Barb Magee -vice-chairperson of library committee, elementary classes, seniors, special projects, cataloguing
Tom Nesbit - library committee member
Kelly Beam - index cards
Linda MacDougall - talk boxes
Dale Moore - book sales
Diane Trail - Facebook, tourism maps for the Visitor Information Center
Our Library celebrated its 10th anniversary on Sunday, August 12th, 2018. These 10-year volunteers were presented with books dedicated to them: Glenda Constable, Judy Jones, Pat Jones, Tom Nisbet, Mary Corcoran, Carol McLean, Bruce Dunsmore and Brenda Dunsmore. Congratulations, everyone! Thank you for all that you do for the library and the community.
We are always looking for new volunteers who would like to join us. If you would like to try it before you decide, we would love to work with you. No pressure at all. It is 3 hours per month. We do have a good time and appreciate all the volunteers we have. Volunteering is a great way to make friends and become a part of the community.
3-hour weekly shifts: Tuesdays from 10 to 1 and 1 to 4; Fridays from 10 to 1 and Saturdays from 1 to 4.
If the schedule comes out and the dates that you'd like to volunteer are already filled, by all means, come anyway. The more the merrier. Most of the volunteers work the same days of each month - but you are always welcome to join them. There's always something to do at the library, even if it's just tidying up the shelves or visiting and having a cup of tea.