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2013 Volunteer Recognition Event

by Katie R - 0 Comment(s)

On April 19th we held our annual Volunteer Recognition Event - an evening meant to celebrate the amazing contribution Calgary Public Library volunteers make to library programs and in Calgary communities. Over 500 volunteers, guests and staff attended this year and enjoyed an awards ceremony and following reception with food, cake, and music.

Thanks to everyone that helped make it a fantastic night, and thanks to all Calgary Public Library volunteers!

Photos: John Dutton Volunteer of the Year Award Winner, Jane Baker (left); Professional Support Award Winners, Central Library's Career Coaching Strategic Networking team

Meet a Library Mascot Volunteer

by Christine P - 0 Comment(s)

Before... ...And After, with Mayor Nenshi!

Ever wonder who is hiding underneath our Mascot, Curious the Chameleon?


Since Curious’ arrival, we’ve had a team of volunteers bring our mascot to Library and Community events all across the city. So it hasn’t just been one person, it’s been many wonderful volunteers willing to don the sometimes heavy and warm costume.

Chief among our volunteer team for Curious is Sherina. Sherina has been working with Curious since the very beginning, in fact she was the first volunteer to dress up as Curious at it’s debut during Saddletowne Library’s opening day in January 2012!

Staff and customers are always commenting about how much energy, fun, and enthusiasm she has for the character. She makes Curious come alive for Calgary's children and has made many a storytime and public event more lively through her charcterization.

“She was flexible, went with the flow, kept up high energy the whole time – playing with kids, getting the crowd excited, etc. She had a smile on her face the whole time and she really pulled the group together!”

Thank you, Sherina, for all that you put into your volunteer work!

If you are interested in volunteering as the Library’s Mascot or Mascot "Handler", click here for more information. Our Mascot Handlers support our Mascot, assisting them to meet and greet the public, looking after physical and safety needs and escorting them at all times.

Volunteer as our Mascot Curious

by Christine P - 0 Comment(s)

Curious the Chameleon with his pal, Mayor Nenshi

Have you ever wanted to be a giant chameleon?

 

We are looking for volunteers to go into costume and become our loveable mascot, Curious the Chameleon.

If dressing up isn't your cup of tea, volunteers are also needed to help the mascot as they walk around, and answer questions about the mascot. No costume necessary!

Volunteers who are flexible and able to travel to multiple Library locations are preferred, as Curious makes public appearances at a variety of special events all around the city! Training is provided and it's a great chance to dress up and make people smile.

To learn more about Curious, click here.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Christine Pinkney at 403-260-2632.