By Jim Shehy, Volunteer Coordinator,
Chattahoochee Valley Libraries
Columbus, GA – (CVL news release) The Chattahoochee Valley Libraries have always appreciated their volunteers. Men and women of all ages give their time and talent to the Library system in order to contribute to their community and assist in making the public Library a vital community resource. For the past several years one very deserving and very dedicated volunteer is honored with the title “Volunteer of the Year.”
On Monday, June 14, the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries will commemorate their previous five adult Volunteer of the Year honorees by installing tree dedication plaques in their honor. Past recipients Paul Argue (2005), Carolyn Smoot (2006), Charles Batastini (2007), Frank and Donna Doyle (2008), and last year’s 2009 recipient Art Halouska will each be recognized with a commemorative inscription and tree dedicated to them along the Columbus Public Library Campus.
“Volunteers give so much to the Library System,” notes Jim Shehy, Volunteer Coordinator. “They are extremely important men and woman; you can always count on our volunteers to have a smile and lend a hand whenever needed. I don’t know what we would do without them!”
All Library volunteers are recognized during National Volunteer Week each spring and the 2010 Volunteer of the Year honoree will be announced at the Libraries’ annual volunteer recognition luncheon held each fall. Stop by the Columbus Public Library and see just one of the ways Chattahoochee Valley Libraries show their support and appreciation to their volunteers.
If you wish to become a volunteer or for additional information about the volunteer program at the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries, please contact Jim Shehy at the Columbus Public Library (706) 243-2674.