April is National Volunteer Month and the library would like to thank and acknowledge our many volunteers during this month who generously donate their time and efforts to the library. The library has many behind the scenes volunteers who help with narrating books, braille transcription, editing, shelving and processing books, and much more!
Today we held our annual Elizabeth Perowsky Workshop and Luncheon. Each year the Library and the Iowa Department for the Blind honors our volunteers with this luncheon and the theme for 2023 was Volunteers Spread Sunshine.
Our volunteer audio narrators attended a workshop to share their knowledge and expertise with each other and discuss their continued work on recording books for our library collection. During the luncheon, our volunteers from all areas of the library enjoyed lunch, networking and awards.
The Friends of the Library also presented the library with their annual contribution in the amount of $12,000.00. Throughout the year the Friends raise funds through memberships and events which is then given to the library. These funds are essential to the success of many library programs such as; the Iowa Regional Braille Challenge, year round youth programming, the new youth library space, the purchase of a 3D printer, additions to the library’s collection and so much more. The library would like to thank the Friends of the Library for their constant support, advocacy and commitment.
As part of the Elizabeth Perowsky Volunteer program we honor volunteers who have gone above and beyond throughout the year to assist and support the library.
Every moment our volunteers give makes a huge difference in so many ways. Their willingness to share both their time and talents by volunteering with the Library says a lot. Their willingness to give selflessly to help others speaks to both their strength and the quality of their character.
For more information about our volunteers, volunteer opportunities and our awards check out our Volunteer page.