Our Team of Volunteers and Committee Members: Wendy Aune, Cheri Appleby, Kelly Beam, Pam Christensen, Dani Comfort, Glenda Constable, Phyllis Corbett, Winnie Crouch, Patti Currie, Brenda Dunsmore, Bruce Dunsmore, Marilyn Erb, Mary Fanjoy, Robert Grant, John Hossack, Judy Jones, Mary Ellen Kilfillen, Marlene MacAfee, Linda MacDougall, Carol McLean, Addie Marshall, Tom Nesbit, Cres Pascucci, Armand Richard, Donna Bird Richard, Carole Sharpe, Diane Trail, April Wilson and Rita Winslade. Student volunteer: Brianna Kennedy, Ian Wallace
Brenda Dunsmore - Chairperson of Library Committee, Annual Budget, PR, Talk Boxes Project, Sensitive Issues Project, volunteers: (monthly schedule; training, volunteer team meetings, police checks), overdue books, summer students: (grants, interviews, scheduling, supervising and training), building maintenance, keys and security system, checking books to go on the shelves after labels have been put on them, Book Memorials, membership updates
Glenda Constable - Library Committee member, ordering stationery/library supplies, typing labels, membership list
Judy Jones - Treasurer of Library Committee, summer students/grants and pay, Local History Section, Local School Yearbooks, Book Memorials - tax receipts for donations, Book of Obituaries
Bruce Dunsmore - Library Committee member, building maintenance, magazine subscriptions
Carol McLean - living history scrapbook, Author of the Month display
Marilyn Erb - Secretary of Library Committee, Lakeview Bookworms Book Club, talking circles, summer students/interviews/training, library website, typing labels, volunteer handbook, Local History Section, Book of Obituaries, Seed Library
Carole Sharpe - Vice-Chairperson of Library Committee member, interviewing students, Children's School Program, cash box, annual to-do list, typing labels, membership updates
Kelly Beam - index cards catalogue
Linda MacDougall - Children's Section, talk boxes
Addie Marshall - membership list, typing labels, maintaining supply of all forms
Marlene MacAfee - Non-fiction Section, updates on Library's Facebook page
Diane Trail - updates on Library's Facebook page, Children's Section, Children's School Program
Pam Christensen - index cards catalogue, membership updates
Phyllis Corbett - Fiction section
Cheri Appleby - cleaning supplies, membership updates
Cres Pascucci - Visitor Information Centre (VIC) - tourism - replenish material, assist with Author of the Month
Mary Ellen Kilfillen - computer and printer, Children's School Program, updates on Library's Facebook page
Rita Winslade - Library Committee member, Facebook administrator for the Library, Children's School Program, COVID test kit distribution, membership updates
Dani Comfort - New Brunswick non-fiction section, Local History Section, overdue books
Donna Bird Richard - craft Saturdays, 5-year pins & volunteer registration / police checks
Armand Richard - computer and printer
Wendy Aune - monthly Jemseg Lions Club Newsletter ad
Winnie Crouch - VIC - Visitor Information Centre
Brianna Kennedy - VIC - Visitor Information Centre 2022 summer student
Tom Nesbit - Library Committee member
Robert Grant - Library Committee member
April Wilson - Library Committee member - new volunteer 2022 - Coffee and Cards, Hackmatack Book Club-Children's Choice Book Award, graphic signs
Mary Fanjoy - new volunteer 2022, Children's School Program
Pat Currie - new volunteer 2022
Ian Wallace - new student volunteer 2023
All Volunteers who work at the desk: new memberships, serving visitors, checking books in and out, tidying and moving books to fit shelving, re-stocking books for sale in lobby. If you wish, you can help with book sales, cataloguing incoming books that we decide to keep and anything that you want to learn how to do.
Brenda keeps a list of jobs that need to be done - see bulletin board on cupboard door 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
"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.
You are never alone. There are always books. There's always the Library. - anon
"There are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet." William Butler Years
"You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give." Kahlil Gibran