National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate people doing extraordinary things through service. Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week focuses national attention on the impact and power of volunteerism and service as an integral aspect of our civic leadership.
In 2012, the Orange Public Library had 327 adult and teen volunteers who provided over 15,000 hours of service to the betterment of their community. Volunteers help at all three branches of the Library in various areas, such as, the Friends bookstore, Welcome Desk, Homebound Delivery Service, Reach Out and Read Program, Tech/Computer assistance, Teen Services, Lending Services and Local History Center.
This year, the Orange Public Library is "Celebrating Service and Volunteers Making a Difference in the Lives of Others," at our annual Volunteer Recognition Reception that will be held on Saturday, April 20th. We will be recognizing 32 volunteers who served over 100 hours in 2012 with Presidential Service Awards. Volunteers will have an opportunity to participate in team building activities, enjoy brunch, hear speeches of thanks, receive awards, and have an opportunity to win prizes donated by our generous supporters.
Orange Public Library 2012 Presidential Service Award Recipients
Ann Siebert, Friends - 238 hrs Tom Eckert, Friends - 198 hrs Donald Jordan, Welcome Desk Volunteer - 192.75 hrs Mary-Ellen Manning, Friends - 192 hrs Jim Geisert, Friends - 189 hrs Peter Wetzel, Friends - 185 hrs Dolores Tafoya, Welcome Desk Volunteer - 180 hrs Connie Klein, Friends - 177 hrs Shirley Knudson, Friends - 164 hrs MJ Cretney, Friends - 139 hrs Genny Gebhardt, Friends - 134 hrs Joyce Collins, Friends - 132 hrs Karina Perez, Friends - 120 hrs Harkishan Grewal, TEEN Volunteer - 122.5 hrs Shirley Cretney, Friends - 121 hrs Dona Mah, Friends - 117 hrs Jane Carmichael, Friends - 115 hrs Mary Galuska, Friends - 115 hrs Char Landmon, Friends - 114 hrs Magalay Zamora, Reach Out And Read Volunteer - 112 hrs Nancy Fritts, Friends - 111 hrs Virginia Amlie, Welcome Desk Volunteer - 110.5 hrs Dar Oleshiewicz, Friends - 110 hrs Joan Fielder, Friends - 108 hrs Anthony Jimenez, TEEN Volunteer - 107 hrs Robert Davis, Lending Services Volunteer - 106 hrs Helen Tiano, Friends - 105 hrs Jean Martinson, Friends - 104 hrs Linda Cross, Friends - 104 hrs
Local Businesses who have supported our Appreciation Event with donations include:
Acapulco Mexican Restaurant Y Cantina Citrus City Grille Darya Restaurant Felix Continental Cafe Hollingshead Delicatessen Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ Mead’s Green Door Cafe Old Towne Grinder & Ice Cream Parlour Orange County Mining Co. Rutabegorz Taco Mesa The Filling Station Cafe The Village at Orange Trader Joe’s Yang Ming Garden