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Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony

The Friends of the James V. Brown Library recently held a  celebration to honor the valuable volunteers who help keep the library functioning smoothly. Over 70 guests attended and  enjoyed some sumptuous hors d’oeuvres as they had a chance to meet each other and enjoy the company of other bibliophiles.

Those in attendance were welcomed by Linda Schramm, President of the board of the Friends organization. Melissa Rowse, Assistant  Library Director, spoke of the value that volunteers have in the day to day life of the library. John Confer, representing the Board of  Trustees, thanked those in attendance for their selfless dedication to the library. Linda Schramm then introduced the various volunteer  opportunities that the Friends organization has available, after which Robin Glossner, Library Development Coordinator, and  Allison Savage, Volunteer Coordinator, noted the many ways folks can volunteer within the library doing everything from reshelving  books to serving on the Author Gala Committee.

Library honorees receive awards.  (l. to r.) Patricia A Shipman, Esq., Carile Brown Award recipient, Linda Schramm, presenter and President of the Friends Board, and Lynn E Plankenhorn, Library Volunteer of the year.

Library honorees receive awards. (l. to r.) Patricia A Shipman, Esq., Carile Brown Award recipient, Linda Schramm, presenter and President of the Friends Board, and Lynn E Plankenhorn, Library Volunteer of the year.

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of two awards to  outstanding, longtime volunteers. Linda Schramm presented the Volunteer of the Year Award to Lynn E. Plankenhorn who has  worked nearly every Wednesday in the Friends Favorites Gently Used Bookstore since it opened five years ago. Schramm then  Presented the Carile Brown Award, named for the wife of the library’s founder. It is given to a person who has devoted  unselfishly of their time and energy to the promotion and support of  the library and its goals.

This year’s Carile Brown honoree is Patricia A Shipman, Esq. She has been a member of the Friends for  many years and a board member for atleast seven years. She is  also the immediate past president of the Friends Board and was  part of the sub-committee responsible for developing the bookstore  that can be found on the third floor of the Welch Family wing. She  noted that she has been coming to the Brown library ever since hermother brought her to story hours when she was a pre-schooler.

The chairman for the Celebration of Library Volunteers was Shirley Bittenbender, a member of the Friends Board of Directors.

Book Review Luncheons will resume in the Fall.

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