Ann Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org ; 707-784-1506
April 8, 2015
LIBRARY HONORS VOLUNTEERS DURING NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK
Solano County Library will celebrate over 900 volunteers who have been “contributing members” of the library in the past year. Library volunteers serve the community in a number of roles, from tutoring adult literacy learners and providing homework help afterschool, to delivering books to the homebound and coaching computer skills. But that is just the beginning. “We work with lawyers who donate their time giving legal advice, Friends of the Library and Library Foundation volunteers who raise funds, and groups such as PAWs who bring their specially trained dogs to listen to children read in the library,” said Muffy Walker, the library’s volunteer coordinator.
To celebrate theses volunteer “points of light” the library is honoring every volunteer who contributed over 100 hours in the past year with a special President’s Volunteer Service Award, which includes a lapel pin, a letter from President Obama, and a certificate that recognizes “the commitment to strengthen our nation and communities through volunteer service.” Library volunteers will also be among those recognized at a Solano County Board of Supervisor’s meeting on Tuesday, April 14. During National Volunteer Week, which is also National Library Week, April 12-18, the many faces of library volunteers will be featured in posters in library branches and on the library’s Facebook and Twitter feeds. “Library volunteers are much more than the many hours they contribute, they represent the best of Solano County. They bring out the best in all of us,” adds Walker.
Free homework help in person or online (Look for Live Homework Help on the home page)
Children and teens can “pay” their late charges by reading in the library.
Free Comic Book Day, May 2 at the Fairfield Civic Center, Fairfield Cordelia, John F. Kennedy, and Vacaville Town Square Libraries (while supplies last)
CHILDREN’S DAY / EL DÍA DE LOS NIÑOS Sat. April 25, 1 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Library
Free and lively jubilee of book talks, author appearances, contests and exhibits.
Legal Help for Seniors 60+
Change a life through reading, become a volunteer tutor. Orientation Wed, April 15, 6-8 p.m. or Sat, April 18, 10-Noon.
Solano County Library branches will be closed Sunday, April 5, in observance of Easter.
Join the Rio Vista Library Pet Parade, Sat, April 11 at 11 a.m.
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