Library Touts Volunteers


Sandy Manning, Don and Judy Clark, Marilyn Phillips, Elaine Pickering, Sammi Asher and Kay Dennie

Ann Siler and Betty Lou Johansen

National Volunteer Week is April 18 – 24 and the theme is “Celebrating People in Action.” The Milton-Union Public Library would like to celebrate the volunteers who have lent a hand over the past year.

“The library is fortunate to have a very active group of volunteers in the New Friends of the Milton-Union Public Library,” says Jeanette Dohner, P. R. Specialist, “We are very thankful for the group which has gathered a large core unit that attends monthly meetings and volunteers regularly. The larger membership base also provides folks who help by staffing the twice yearly book sales and baking cookies for the annual library Family Christmas event.”

Other library volunteers help straighten bookshelves, make and stamp bookmarks, present programs for summer reading club, host games at the children’s summer reading club carnival, staff tie-dye buckets on tie-dye day, pick up outside trash, pull weeds, feed the birds, hang the outside Christmas lights, do minor repair work, some specific jobs, co-host children’s and other events, and taking photos of children’s visits with Santa.

“Volunteers are even more vital to library services as our board of trustees begins the decision making process about future cutbacks,” Dohner explains, “We depend on the volunteers to provide support for things that we, the staff, need help with. We’re grateful for all the hours they put in because they care about the library.”

The library is located at 560 S. Main Street, West Milton and is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please visit the library, call 698-5515 or go to