Volunteers Celebrated During National Volunteer Week

On April 19, volunteers who generously serve at Chester County Library & Henrietta Hankin Branch Library were honored for sharing their time and talent in the 2016 calendar year at our annual Spring Luncheon held at the Bonefish Grill in Exton.

A wonderful time was had by all with 117 volun¬teers in attendance. The volunteers were treated to a delicious lunch at Bonefish. More than 135 volunteers currently share their time and talent at both libraries, and nine were honored at the luncheon for reaching milestones in service.

This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of Chester County Library. The community of volunteers contributes daily to the efficient and smooth running of both librar¬ies. Many volunteers have over twenty years of service, a tribute to library volunteerism. They are, indeed, the backbone of the libraries. One recipient, John Carey, received the lifetime achievement for having served 4,000 hours. John began helping the at Chester County Library in 2000. Eight additional volunteers received awards for service from 500 to 2,500 hours. 

Pictured are, left to right: Judy Snyder (500 hours), John Carey (4000 hours), Ann Quigley (2500 hours), Leslie Wendland (500 hours), Mike Sheldon (1000 hours), Sheila Rees (500 hours), and Steve Quigley (500 hours). Also having served 500 hours are Tom Hehmeyer and Linda DeRemer, not pictured. 

Staff and the Board of Trustees are grateful for the enduring service of all its volunteers. 

For more information about the Chester County Library & Henrietta Hankin Branch Library volunteer program, email the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteerprgm@ccls.org.