Friday, May 1, 2009

We Appreciate Our Volunteers!

When you think of all the services the Santa Clara City Library provides to the community -- who makes this all happen? A dedicated staff, supportive patrons, and a small army of great volunteers.

In 2008, over 300 teen and adult volunteers contributed more than 18,000 hours of service to our library and community. This is equivalent to 8 full time positions.

Our library volunteers have made a difference in so many ways – by organizing and shelving materials, delivering library materials to our homebound patrons, maintaining and repairing our genealogy collection, sorting and staffing the Foundation’s monthly book sales, tutoring adults to improve their literacy skills, and by teens helping at the Summer Reading programs.

In conjunction with National Volunteer Week, and to thank our wonderful volunteers, the Santa Clara City Library will host a Volunteer appreciation event this Saturday, May 2. This year's theme is "TV Game Show", where some fabulous prizes will be awarded to lucky contestants!

This event is made possible by the contributions of the Foundation and Friends, and donations from the following sponsors: Armadillo Willy’s, California Great America, The Counter - San Jose, Edible Arrangements, Hobee’s California Restaurants, Nothing Bundt Cakes - Los Gatos, Safeway - Santa Clara, Sky High Sports: The Trampoline Place - Santa Clara, Sports Basement - Sunnyvale, Starbucks, Stuft Pizza - Santa Clara, Sumiya Yakitori Restaurant, Tomatina Restaurant - Santa Clara, Trader Joe’s – Cupertino.

Special thanks to Katie Carter for making the beautiful handmade postcards for our volunteers.

posted by jtb (for cat)