Our Volunteers Make a Difference
The Clermont County Public Library is fortunate to have dedicated volunteers that assist the library in a variety of ways. We have volunteers that assist us in re-shelving materials; help us prepare crafts for our programs and who work on providing book fairs to help raise money for collection, programming and branch décor needs. Teen volunteers provide assistance at our programs for children such as our Explorer’s Clubs, Daycamps and in mentoring other children in reading for our Book Buddies program at our Goshen Branch. The spirit of volunteerism continues to burn brightly at the library and we appreciate our volunteers each and every day.
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Branch Staff Share Thoughts about Volunteers
|Amelia Branch From our teens to our retirees, Amelia’s volunteers are a diverse and integral part of the Amelia branch. Our volunteers come in weekly and help with sorting, shelving, and making sure our materials are in great shape. They also assist in preparing crafts for storytimes and library programs and help with large programs when an extra hand is needed. Their reasons for volunteering center on wanting to support the library. Jane says she “wanted to do something in the community and be with people.” Melody volunteers to fill the time while she looks for a new job. Read more...|
|Bethel Branch The Bethel Branch Library Volunteers are a dedicated, enthusiastic, and hard working group of adults and youth who are always willing to lend a hand. Read more...|
|Goshen Branch The Goshen Branch Library currently has a total of 49 volunteers. That is 16 more volunteers than last year. The increase in the number of volunteers was due to our Book Buddies Mentoring program. This year we had 19 mentors who volunteered for our Book Buddies summer reading program. This is the largest group of volunteers we have had since it started 10 years ago. The 19 mentors worked with students K-4th grade one-on-one with their reading, spelling and comprehension. This is a 7 week program and it is designed to help students retain his or her reading level throughout the summer months. It is quite a commitment for both the mentors and students! Read more...|
|Milford-Miami Twp. Branch The Milford Miami Township Branch Library is very lucky to have a group of dedicated, hard working volunteers. The Volunteers of the Library group prepares for and runs our Used Book Fairs. The members of this group donate many hours of their time to make these events a fundraising success. The Volunteers of the Library have used the money raised from the Used Book Fairs to pay for books, programs, computers, and furniture. They are currently raising funds to purchase an electronic sign for the parking lot. The volunteers meet every Thursday at 11:00 am to sort and organize all of the items donated to the library. They have their official business meeting on the first Thursday of each month. A sub-committee researches and prices those books that are unique, collectible, or rare. Participation in this sub-committee is a great option for anyone not able to attend Thursday morning meetings. Read more...|
|New Richmond Branch Lots of good things are happening at New Richmond, thanks to the help of our volunteers! Our volunteers come in weekly and help with sorting and shelving materials, creating and filling displays, and making sure all of our materials are in great shape. They also assist with preparing crafts for storytimes, programs, and outreach visits. We have volunteers who come in on an “as needed” basis to help with large programs, open house, and day camp. Read more...|
|Owensville Branch In the past couple of years our volunteers have purchased 2 new chairs for our teen area, a new rug, wall art for the AV and Children’s area, two new clocks and they have helped fund the Summer Reading Program for the last three years. Ed Maphet has been volunteering at Owensville for years and can be regularly seen preparing the on-going Book Fair for patrons in the front area of the branch. Read more...|
|Union Twp. Branch The volunteers at the Union Township Branch Library are a saving grace to us. We have adults and teens who come weekly to help us shelve materials, prepare crafts for programs, and process materials for book fairs. Others help us during specific times of the year with special projects such as data entry for Summer Reading, staffing our Kids Craft Corner table, or assisting with fund-raising activities. Read more...|
|Williamsburg Branch Williamsburg currently has about 8 active volunteers. Several of these volunteers are high school students who volunteer a couple of hours a month, primarily during the school year. Our volunteers help with our Book Fairs, Holiday Open House, and other programs throughout the year. Volunteers are also essential for shelving at Williamsburg. Weeding, cleaning toys, straightening shelves, picking up outside trash and craft preparation are a few of the other tasks with which volunteers assist us. Read more...|