"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 Volunteers:  Kelli Allan, Pat Allan, Wendy Aune, Cheri Appleby, Kelly Beam, Pam Christensen, Katherine Colpitts, Glenda Constable, Phyllis Corbett, Brenda Dunsmore, Bruce Dunsmore, Marilyn Erb, John Hossack, Lynn Jamieson, Judy Jones, Mary Ellen Kilfillen, Marlene MacAfee, Linda MacDougall, Carol McLean, Addie Marshall, Tom Nesbit, Cres Pascucci, Armand Richard, Donna Bird Richard, Doug Richardson, 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+5-year pins+police checks, training), overdue books, book sales, summer students, building maintenance, used book room, cataloguing non-fiction, checking books to go on the shelves after labels have been put on them, Local History Section, Craft Saturdays

Carol McLean - articles about volunteers for the Grand Lake Mirror, photography, living history scrapbook, archiving.

Glenda Constable - Library Committee member, stationery supplies, typing labels, membership list, cataloguing fiction

Judy Jones - Treasurer of Library Committee, building maintenance, summer students, computers, Local History Section

Bruce Dunsmore - Library Committee member, building maintenance, magazine subscriptions

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, checking books to go on the shelves after labels have been put on them, 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, cataloguing fiction and non-fiction, updates on Library's Facebook page

Diane Trail - updates on Library's Facebook page, cataloguing fiction, Children's Section, tourism maps for the Visitor Information Centre (with summer students)

Pam Christensen - index cards catalogue, cataloguing fiction and non-fiction

Phyllis Corbett - Fiction section, cataloguing fiction

Lynn Jamieson - cataloguing fiction, discards

Cheri Appleby - cleaning supplies

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

Mary Ellen Kilfillen - computers (our 'techie person'), library's website, cataloguing fiction and non-fiction

Rita Winslade - cataloguing fiction and non-fiction

Wendy Aune - monthly Jemseg Lions Club Newsletter ad

Doug Richardson - Library Committee member, Library's annual budget

Everyone:  new memberships, 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 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