Friends of the J.V. Brown Library set reception to celebrate volunteers

At a recent board meeting of the Friends of the James V. Brown Library, members heard and approved plans to celebrate the significant contributions of time and talent given by the many volunteers who keep both the library and the Friends organization running.

Allison Savage, volunteer coordinator, estimated that in 2013 the library benefitted from more than 5,000 hours of volunteering.

To honor the volunteers, a reception will be held on from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 3 in the Lowry Theatre in the Welch Family Wing of the library, 19 E. Fourth St.

Light refreshments will be available.

At 6 p.m. two awards will be given. The Volunteer of the Year honors a volunteer who has given of their time to the work of the library steadily for five or more years.

The Carile Brown Award is given to a volunteer who has demonstrated sustained dedication to the library and who has helped carry out the goals of its founder James V. Brown.

Volunteers can be found daily helping patrons find their way around the library, spending time in the stacks of books re-shelving returned books, helping with programs for children, working in the Friends Favorites Gently Used Book Store, sorting donated books for the store or the twice yearly book sale and working to set up, run and tear down the book sales.

For more volunteer opportunities visit, and click on “Volunteer at the Library.”