Library to recognize volunteers

Jackson County Public Library will celebrate National Volunteer Week by honoring those who have given of their time by helping at the library throughout the past year.

National Volunteer Week begins Sunday and ends April 18.

Volunteers not only enhance library staff, but also benefit patrons through their service, according to a news release.

The library also will thank 2015 Friends of the Library board members, Teddi Ashcraft, Debbie Clifford, Joyce Fouts, Sandi Hall, Nancy Kent, Julie Nay, Billie Richardson, January Rutherford and Ann Schwein and the many Friends members who volunteer for the Book Nook, quarterly book sales and Oktoberfest parking.

Volunteer opportunities at the libraries in Seymour, Crothersville and Medora include assisting with library programs, clean-up projects including both materials and technology devices, adopt-a-shelf, cutting coupons, working on databases, teaching technology and scanning and digitizing photos. Outreach Services is particularly looking for assistance with homebound delivery.

Details on the various opportunities are available online at myjclibrary.org/volunteer-opportunities.

Anyone age 13 or older may fill out an application to become a library volunteer. Applications are available at all library locations or on the library website: myjclibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/volunteer-.pdf. For information about volunteer opportunities, contact circulation manager Christina Hime at 812-405-1832 or chime@myjclibrary.org.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at awoods@tribtown.com or 812-523-7051.