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Oak Harbor, Coupeville library volunteers receive President’s Service Awards
The President’s Volunteer Service Award was presented to 49 Sno-Isle Libraries volunteers for service in the 2011 calendar year.
From Oak Harbor were Shirley Roullard and Thomas Frederick, and from Coupeville were Suzanne Ashworth, Jerry Case and Christina Hilkey.
“The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation created the Volunteer Service Award
program as a way to recognize volunteers who demonstrate a high level of commitment over a one-year period,” said Sno-Isle Libraries Director Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory in a press release.
The volunteers were honored at a ceremony and celebration held at the Sno-Isle Libraries Service Center in Marysville on Saturday, April 14.
Oak Harbor volunteers Roullard and Frederick received Bronze Service Awards, meaning they volunteered more than 100 hours of time at the library last year.
Frederick read shelves, making sure the books were in order on the shelves, and put holds on the hold shelves for customer pick-up.
Roullard performed those tasks, as well as volunteering to help with the children’s film series during the summer reading program. She also volunteered this year during the Women’s History Month Film Festival.
The Oak Harbor Library has about 50 active volunteers throughout the year.
The Coupeville Library has over 60 active volunteers who work a minimum of 24 to 28 scheduled hours every week.
Case began serving the library as docent. He conducted tours for customers and visitors, sharing information about the library’s history as well as interesting facts about the new building. As the need for docents declined, his service now focuses on making sure library materials are in order on shelves and he provides administrative assistance as requested.
Case donated 120 hours in 2011, earning a Bronze Service Award.
Ashworth is a two-time winner of this award. She searches for materials requested by Sno-Isle Libraries customers, shelves requests for Coupeville customers, helps keep library materials in order on the shelves and provides administrative support for programs.
Ashworth donated 104.5 hours in 2011, earning a Bronze Service Award.
Christina Hilkey is also a two-time winner of this award. Hilkey searches for materials requested by Sno-Isle Libraries customers, shelves requests for Coupeville customers, helps keep library materials in order on the shelves and provides administrative support for programs.
She donated 231.5 hours in 2011, earning a Silver Service Award for donating more than 250 hours.
Volunteers do work that is essential to the daily running of the library, and library staff relies heavily on the knowledgeable, reliable and dedicated corps of volunteers who fill those hours day after day, according to a press release.
For information about volunteering, call the Oak Harbor Library at 675-5115 or the Coupeville Library at 678-4911, or visit www.sno-isle.org.