New Oxford

122 North Peter Street New Oxford, PA 17350
phone: (717) 624-2182

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Volunteers at the New Oxford Area Library

There are many activities that are ongoing each month for all ages. We provide 2 Book discussions for Adults, computer classes as scheduled and 3 Knitting classes. We also provide 3 storytimes for preschool children and the KPET therapy dogs are here twice a month helping our kids become better readers.
We have a wonderful group of volunteers to help the staff and patrons in the library. A wife, mother and my friend who has been volunteering for over 16 years - Thank you Janet Kozlowski for all you do.
Mary Ellen Berwager, a retired Reading teacher, has been the reader for the Thursday Morning  Storytime for toddler and preschool children for 7 years.  Her love of reading with children and volunteering at the library is really appreciated.
Mary Lou Berg, also a retired teacher, is sharing her love of teaching and knitting in 3 classes a week. She has been volunteering at the library for 3 years and it is such a pleasure to see the different socks and scarves and hats and other items our knitters have created.
Meeko, Cullen, Sailor, Gwendolyn and Cassie are our KPETS Therapy Dog volunteers.
Our KPETS started visiting in 2009, and the goal of helping students become better readers and enjoy the dogs is a win- win situation. Over 150 students have participated and this year we started a “Get Caught Reading” program with trading cards of each dog.
This library has a “Friends” group who help by raising funds for materials and they provide volunteer help as needed to assist the staff with programs, events and public relations.  Eileen Krichten began volunteering with the Friends of the New Oxford Area Library in 1989. She is the treasurer of the Friends of the New Oxford Area Library and she sends the yearly membership newsletter. Thank you for volunteering -Eileen Krichten.  Danielle Dondero is busy putting together our gift boxes for children and adults.  Sharon Sieg Renoll helps to sort the book donations for the Book Sale. Thank you for your interest and creativity.
I have had the pleasure of training and working with student volunteers for many years.  Whether it is for Community Service for school or an interest in the library our students assist the staff and patrons at the circulation desk as well as helping patrons use the computers and the Internet. Samantha, Cody and Cynthia, are just a few of these students who have volunteered at the library.
Come to one of our programs, use the computers and get the next Best Seller by your favorite author, or sit and read the paper.

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