Dedicated volunteers who use their skills and time to help at Wokingham Borough libraries will be thanked at a celebration at Wokingham Library on Monday 6 June.
There are more than 70 volunteers across the borough helping deliver additional library services, including:
- The Home Library Service – volunteers choose and deliver books and audio items to readers who are unable to get to the library themselves. New readers are welcome and the service is able to match more readers to volunteers who will deliver books and stay for a chat
- Children’s story time and rhyme time sessions, activities, events and Bookstart packing parties
- Clubs for young people such as Code Club, origami club, teen writing groups and Winnersh gaming club
- Library activities such as reminiscence clubs, local history advice sessions, UK Online sessions and coffee mornings
Cllr Pauline Jorgensen, executive member for resident services, said: “The committed volunteers support a wide range of library services. We appreciate their hard work and enthusiasm and we are delighted to recognise the volunteers’ valued contribution at this event.”
Library volunteers have been invited to listen to a talk by local poet Jean Hill and receive certificates thanking them for their efforts. They will have an opportunity to meet other volunteers and library staff, and catch up on library news and enjoy afternoon tea.
The event is held during Volunteers Week which is a nation-wide celebration of volunteering.