"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."  Margaret Mead.

Our Team of Active Volunteers:  Pat Allan, Wendy Aune, Cheri Appleby, Kelly Beam, Bob Black, Pam Christensen, Glenda Constable, Phyllis Corbett, Brenda Dunsmore, Bruce Dunsmore, Marilyn Erb, John Hossack, Lynn Jamieson, Judy Jones, Mary Ellen Kilfillen, Marlene MacAfee, Linda MacDougall, Addie Marshall, Carol McLean, Cres Pascucci, Diane Trail and Rita Winslade.   

Our Volunteers with Added Responsibilities:

Brenda Dunsmore - chairperson of library committee, PR, Talk Boxes Project, Sensitive Issues project, volunteers/+monthly schedule, overdue books, book sales, summer students, building maintenance, used book room, cataloguing non-fiction, reviewing books to go on the shelves, Local History Section
Glenda Constable - library committee member, stationery supplies, typing labels, membership list, cataloguing fiction and non-fiction
Judy Jones - treasurer of library committee, building maintenance, summer students, Local History Section
Bruce Dunsmore - library committee member, building maintenance, magazine subscriptions
Carol McLean - library committee member, publicity and advertising (Jemseg Newsletter and Grand Lake Mirror), photography, living history scrapbook, archiving, cataloguing fiction and non-fiction, author of the month display, library website, typing labels, printing forms (sheets for memberships, faxing, etc.), Local History Section
Pat Allan - processing/labeling new books, bestseller's list, discards
Marilyn Erb - secretary of library committee, book club, talking circles, summer students, library website, typing labels, cataloguing fiction and non-fiction, Local History Section
Tom Nesbit - library committee member

Kelly Beam - index cards catalogue, cataloguing fiction and non-fiction

Linda MacDougall - Children's Section, talk boxes, cataloguing fiction and non-fiction

Addie Marshall - membership list, cataloguing fiction and non-fiction, typing labels

Marlene MacAfee - Non-fiction Section, Facebook, contact tracing sheets (Covid-19)

Diane Trail - Facebook, cataloguing fiction, Children's Section, tourism maps for the Visitor Information Center (with summer students)

Pam Christensen - index cards catalogue

Phyllis Corbett - Fiction section, cataloguing, processing/labelling fiction books

Lynn Jamieson - cataloguing fiction, discards

Cheri Appleby - cleaning supplies

Cres Pascucci - Visitor Information Centre (VIC) - tourism - replenish material

Wendy Aune - computers

everyone:  serving visitors, checking books in and out, tidying and moving books to fit shelving, re-stocking books for sale in lobby, book sales, etc.  Brenda keeps a list of jobs to do in the back room.  "Many hands make light work."

 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.   

List of Volunteers September 2008:  Jean Betts, Sandra Butler, Clare Caskey, Betty Chiswell, Glenda Constable, Mary Corcoran, Brenda and Bruce Dunsmore, Sharon Giggie, Doreen Hansen, Irene LeFeuvre, Teri Levine, Elizabeth MacKenzie, Ardith Martin, Norman McCready, Carol McLean, Bill Rowe, Jackie Jarvis, Judy Smith, Jackie Straight, Debbie Wicket.  

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.  

There are four different 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.

 "Volunteering contributes to a higher quality of life for everyone involved." 

- Joe Casey