Volunteers recently honored for library support

Volunteers recently honored for library support

The Friends of Brown Library celebrated the contributions of volunteers at an April reception in the Lowry Room during National Library Week. Each week volunteers ranging in age from young adults to senior citizens help with adult programming, work in the Friends Bookstore, shelve books and perform a multitude of other tasks to support the library.

James Burget and David Dahl received the 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award. Dahl has worked during his tenure on the Friends Board serving on the governing, bookstore, book sale and sorting committees. He has assumed the task of scheduling volunteers to work in the Friends Bookstore, and has become known for his organizational abilities in all of these areas.

Jim Burget served on the Friends Board where he worked on the book sale and mailing committees and served as chair of the membership committee. He is an integral part of the book sale initiative and continues to assume many responsibilities in ensuring a successful book sale.

Shirley Alters was the recipient of the Carile Brown Award established by the Friends of the Library to honor an individual whose sustained dedication has served the library. Alters brought a level of sound business practices to the library during her employment that paved the way for the long-term financial health of the organization. After retirement, Alters continues to serve the library as a Friends Board member and also as a regular weekly volunteer.

Nancy Lady received special recognition for her service to the Library. After serving many years on the Friends Board, she has continued to volunteer with the regular mailings, the semiannual book sales and contributes to the Own a Day program. Her constant support encourages the current Friends board members, many of whom have joined the board with her urging.

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