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Tireless volunteers receive recognition in Wokingham

Published: 23 Jun 2014 09:300 comments

DEDICATED library volunteers were rewarded at an annual ceremony thanking them for their time and effort.

Authors Harry Dunn and Judy Hodgetts with the Wokingham borough library volunteers at the event to celebrate their contribution.

Wokingham Library, in Denmark Street, hosted the event for the tireless troupers on Wednesday, June 4.

All volunteers from across the borough’s libraries were invited to the event, where they enjoyed guest speeches from local authors Judy Hodgetts and Harry Dunn.

Heather Dyson, adult reader development officer, said: “It’s a special thank you for everything they do.

“They help out with lots of things including delivering books to elderly residents.

“We have some people who have been volunteering for 15 years or more, and it’s nice for them to get together.”

Supporting library groups, such as kids ‘rhyme time’

or local history sessions, games clubs, author visits, coffee mornings and the invaluable delivery service to residents’ homes, are just some of the work the volunteers take on.

Kate Mitchell, Wokingham Borough Council’s volunteer service coordinator, said: “Our wonderful volunteers contribute to a wide range of library services and their hard work, reliability and commitment is really appreciated by staff and library customers.

This is why we want to recognise their valuable contribution.” They each received a certificate, and after the talks enjoyed a traditional British spread featuring cucumber sandwiches.

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