Posted by: houwr | 10/12/2012

Labor of Love: Library Volunteers, Part 3

It’s been a while since we’ve had the opportunity to introduce you to any new volunteers here at the Nola Brantley Memorial Library.  Since we are still preparing for our big renovation project and will be relocating soon, it is still extremely helpful to have an extra set of hands to help us with our books! That’s why we’ve gotten ourselves a new and very valuable volunteer…

Meet  Alexis!

This young lady is an energetic 17-year-old who has a love for all things book-related.  She says that she’s homeschooled, which lets her go about life at her own pace.  She also likes this better than public school because she doesn’t have to get up early (and I can say for myself that mornings would be so much better if they happened in the afternoon)! She says that her parents introduced her to reading at a young age: “as a child, my favorite books were Junie B. Jones’ fiction works.  My parents also read the Bible to me as a kid, so that’s probably why I still like reading it today.”  Other books that Alexis can be caught reading are The Books of Ember and anything by Roland Smith (especially Elephant Run).

Alexis says that her favorite part about volunteering with us is the library atmosphere.  “I just like being around books… oh, and the staff members – you all are so nice!” (No really, she said that).  In her spare time, Alexis loves to write, read, draw (her favorite subject in school is art), and listening to country, pop, classical, or jazz music.

Alexis says she is planning to volunteer with us for as long as possible since she “just likes hanging out here.  As long as I am volunteering, I am guaranteed a library visit at least once a week where before I was lucky to make it once a month!”  When she’s here, Alexis usually works through our weeded materials and shelves other books. She hopes her experience here will help her land a job at a local bookstore someday.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Nola Brantley Memorial library, simply fill out our volunteer form or contact Mark at (478)923-0128.


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