Volunteers are key to success at library

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DELRAY BEACH, FL – “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has!” said anthropologist Margaret Mead. This sums up the impact that the Volunteer program has on the Delray Beach Public Library. More than 40 volunteers, staff and board members gathered for the 17th Annual Volunteer Orientation Breakfast recently. Approximately 95 volunteers are in the volunteer program at the Library and they range in age from 16 to 93. The program has grown tremendously during the past year with volunteers helping in the Children’s Department, Circulation, Reference, Lifelong Learning, Computer assistance and more. During the orientation volunteers heard from staff and Board members regarding the important role volunteers play. Board President Nancy Dockerty, Board members Colleen Schuhmann, Justin Cidoni, staff members and Director of Community Relations, Bonnie Stelzer addressed the group. The “Volunteer” volunteer coordinator Michael Dixon received a gift of thanks for his 17+ years of dedicated service to the Library and many volunteers spoke about their role at the Library and their years of service. For further information on becoming a volunteer at the Delray Beach Public Library, pick up an application at the Library’s Circulation Desk, call the Director of Community Relations at 561-266-9490 or visit the Library’s web site at www.delraylibrary.org.