Dedicated volunteers who use their skills and own time helping out at Wokingham Borough libraries are due to be thanked at a special celebration at Wokingham Library, on Friday 9 June from 2 to 4pm.
There are more than 70 volunteers across the borough helping to deliver additional library services, including:
- Children’s story time and rhyme time sessions, craft activities and Bookstart packing parties
- Groups for young people such as Code Club, Lego Club, and Winnersh Gaming Club, as well as those in subjects such as origami, chess club, and creative writing
- Library activities such as reminiscence clubs, visually impaired book groups, local history advice sessions, UK Online sessions and coffee mornings
- The Home Library Service – volunteers choose and deliver books and audio items to people unable to get to the library themselves, and stay for a chat. The service welcomes new people to the scheme
“Our dedicated volunteers support a wide range of library services. We appreciate their commitment and we’re delighted to recognise at this event their valued contribution,” said Mark Redfearn, service manager in libraries and community development at Wokingham Borough Council.
At the event volunteers will hear a talk by local author Amanda Jennings, and receive certificates in appreciation of their hard work. The event also coincides with national Volunteers Week.