A Message to Our Volunteers

Clapping hands. text reads #CheersToVolunteers National Volunteer Week April 19-25

We are so grateful for you and the other 300+ volunteers who make this library the vibrant community that it is. We wouldn’t be able to do it without you.

Even though we’re not able to celebrate you in person, we want you to know how much we appreciate your contributions. Thank you for helping us accomplish our mission and for making a difference in the lives of the people we serve.

Here are a few stories about our awesome volunteer team along with some upcoming opportunities.

Volunteer Profile: Amy Bimm

Amy Bimm leading an English conversation circleWhile Amy’s job gives her the opportunity to meet with people from all around the world, most of these interactions happen through Skype. Looking for a way to connect face-to-face with people that would also make an impact closer to home, Amy was drawn to the English Conversation Circle (ECC) volunteer opportunity.

Read more in our 2019 Annual Report. 

(You)th volunteer profile: Maya Linsley

Maya Linsley smilingWe are proud to share that Maya Linsley, one of our youth volunteers, is a recipient of a 2020 Loran Award! Maya was one of 36 exceptional young Canadians from a pool of 5,194 applicants who were selected based on evidence of character, commitment to community service and leadership potential. Maya has proven her dedication, abundant creativity and intelligence through her volunteering with us, in 2019  Maya was a (You)th Writer in Residence, writing interweaving realistic fiction stories with great twist endings! Congratulations, Maya!!

We also wanted to give a shout out to the wonderful volunteers who have stepped forward to give their time while social distancing from home. Special thanks to our English Conversation volunteers who will be meeting customers for virtual ‘practice your English’ sessions and to our Knit n’Lit volunteers who are hosting their monthly programs online. We are also excited about the contributions from our youth volunteers, who are writing music, reviews and stories for our website. Stay tuned for more virtual volunteer opportunities!

Five KPL employees side by side. Each person is holding a piece of paper with a word or image. The sentence reads "You Make A Difference" with a heart at the end.