This year, the annual Volunteer Recognition Event paid tribute to 35 years of both volunteering at CPL and the Homebound Readers program.
The Central library hosted over 400 guests (a record turnout) – representing the diverse volunteer landscape which CPL is so fortunate to possess. Smiles, stories, and general camaraderie abounded over music, food, and champagne.
A number of inspiring stories were shared. One particular participant, Terri of the Homebound Readers program, shared the positive impact of the program on her life after losing her sight to diabetes.
Most importantly, we would like to thank all our volunteers – you more than anyone continue to strengthen and enrich the Calgary Public Library within the community.
Library Volunteer Awards
Homebound Readers – Iris Hillenbrand
Homework Help – Ann Ghosh
Libraries in Residence – Jane Forsyth
TD Read with Me – Cesar Martin
Reading Advantage – Danielle Derosier
Reading Buddies – Kate Hanna
Spanish Conversation Club – Teresa Parra
Career Coaching – Lise Dugas
Computer Buddies – Annie Ran
Computer Technology – Susan Bolton
ESL Conversation Club – Marlene Nelson
Conversation for ESL Teens – Ali and Sunaira Tejpar