Volunteers are a vital part of contributing to a public library’s success in the community. This past week was National Volunteer Week and the Champlain Library wants to thank all of its volunteers for their hard work, enthusiasm and commitment to the library. Whether it is shelf reading and shelving, delivering materials to shut-ins and seniors’ homes, helping with seasonal displays, craft preparation, running of library programs, helping with book sales or other fundraising events – your skills are appreciated.

The volunteer program of the Champlain Library creates opportunities for community members to actively contribute to the library’s vision of excellence by supplementing the efforts of staff. It has been demonstrated that volunteers can enrich and inform the public about library services. Volunteering can also provide a healthy boost to one’s self-confidence, self-esteem and life satisfaction. When you are doing good for others and the community, it provides a natural sense of accomplishment.

So to the many volunteers of the Champlain Library, thank you for volunteering and your gift of time.

During the temporary closure of the Champlain Library due to COVID-19, the library staff is making every effort possible to continue to reach out to its volunteers and patrons through its website and social media platforms. If anyone is interested in becoming a volunteer in the future or has any questions about the library, please visit www.bc-cl.ca or email the library at [email protected]