Spring brings a renewed sense of purpose. There is gardening to think about. There are home repairs to consider. Maybe it’s also time to start thinking about what we want to do with free time we might have this year.
National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 as a way to recognize and celebrate volunteers in our country. The Eisenhower Public Library District is especially fond of volunteers. Our elected Board of Trustees serve as volunteers. The Friends of the Library is an organization made up of volunteers. Their only mission is to support the Eisenhower Public Library through fundraisers like book sales in order to provide us with things like exceptional programming, automated external defibrillators, our book bike, and other beautiful, innovative, and necessary items that we may not otherwise be able to offer the community without their assistance. We also have a team of volunteers who donate their time to help us prepare for programs, keep the library looking neat, and in other ways. We are grateful for every minute they give us.
We are celebrating our volunteers and National Volunteer Week by offering you an opportunity to find the perfect volunteering fit through our annual Volunteer Fair on Saturday, April 1st. Stop by from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM and speak with organizations in our community who would love to have your help with working on a variety of causes, such as senior care, human rights, environmental conservation, and animal welfare.
It’s been another long winter, so let’s celebrate spring by coming together in our community to help make a difference. If you can’t make it on April 1st, we’ll have resources available for you to find volunteer opportunities any time you want to stop in. We’re always here to help you.