National Friends of the Library week may have been in October, but after reviewing our total fiscal year 2011-12 volunteer hours, special gratitude is in order.


National Friends of the Library week may have been in October, but after reviewing our total fiscal year 2011-12 volunteer hours, special gratitude is in order.



Our Friends of the Library volunteered 503 hours last year. Another nine adult volunteers contributed an additional 303 hours.



We also had 41 high school student volunteers who worked 1,819 hours last year. Their youthful enthusiasm, strength and computer savvy support our library staff and programming endeavors. 



Their willingness to do everything — from shelving books and preparing children’s crafts to cleaning projects and setting up and taking down the meeting room — helps the library do more with less.



Sandra Dreaden is the Crestview Public Library’s reference librarian.