GREENSBORO — The Greensboro Free Library recently held a recognition tea event to honor the many volunteers who make the library service possible for the Greensboro community.
Most volunteers serve on a weekly basis for several hours at a time at the circulation desk, answering questions and checking out books, films, and magazines.
Other volunteers assist visitors to access the internet on library computers.
AARP volunteers assist many people at tax time with the preparation of their income taxes.
Additional volunteers manage the on-going and annual book sales.
Still more volunteers, with maintenance, technical, and construction skills, keep the computers running and enhance the library’s physical infrastructure.
Members of the Board of Trustees contribute still many more hours behind the scenes.
“Quite simply, the library could not function without the over 1,700 hours of annual services provided by its dedicated volunteers,” the board said in a joint statement.
Volunteers were presented with Greensboro Free Library tote bags and bookmarks as a token of the library’s appreciation.
The bookmarks, and quite fittingly, read “The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering: doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.”