Our Volunteers Make a difference


New Richmond Branch

Lots of good things are happening at New Richmond, thanks to the help of our volunteers! Our volunteers come in weekly and help with sorting and shelving materials, creating and filling displays, and making sure all of our materials are in great shape. They also assist with preparing crafts for storytimes, programs, and outreach visits. We have volunteers who come in on an “as needed” basis to help with large programs, open house, and day camp.

Volunteer funds have been used to pay for program speakers, supplies, and magazine subscriptions. The next big purchase on our wish list is new furniture for the teen area.

Holly Adler, a New Richmond volunteer on why she volunteers,“My reasons for volunteering are fivefold:

  1. I worked as the manager of the children’s department at a bookstore for 15 years, and can’t imagine a life divorced from books.
  2. Now that I’m retired, I can’t afford to give the library the number of book donations that I have in the past, so volunteering is a great way to help.
  3. The Dewey Decimal System is the best exercise I can imagine for keeping your brain sharp.
  4. Librarians are among the most interesting people to talk to on the face of the earth.
  5. I’d love to try out the “naughty librarian” line from the recent television commercial (just kidding!)”