Volunteers provide many valuable services for our community’s library.
Towanda District Library volunteers help with the library grounds. Pat Pulokas and Martha Reints coordinate the spring and fall 4-H library gardening and cleanup days. Several Towanda citizens, such as Bernice Gilchrist, the Reints family, and Randy Pearson have donated landscaping plants.
Loyal volunteers faithfully handle some routine collection development tasks for the library, including the covering of library books, basic data entry, shelf reading/tidying, filing, website upkeep, and other tasks, as assigned. These dedicated volunteers include Beverly Meginnes, Susie Shoemaker, Keith and Caryln Bennett.
We thank each and every volunteer mentioned and to the following who donate their time and often provide monetary donations as well: the 4-H Busy Bees, Towanda 4-H, the Lion’s Club, the Boy Scouts, the Cub Scouts, Towanda Ladies Night Out, Towanda Home Extension, our community newsletter contacts (Gail Ann Briggs, Becky Domkowski), and other organizations for all that they give to the library and to this community.
Area businesses provide support annually for the library’s Summer Reading Program. These monetary donations provide reading incentives for the community’s youth.
The FRIENDS of Towanda Library support this institution in numerous voluntary ways. They host fund-raisers for the library, promote library programs in the community, and bolster the spirits of the library staff — with their knowledgeable book recommendations and kind-hearted concern for this library.
TOWANDA READS members voluntarily provide a semi-monthly book discussion at the library which is open to the public on an “as-interested” basis. Titles alternate between fiction and non-fiction, so members of the public are invited to join the discussion as their fancy strikes them. It is often surprising how entering into discussions with your neighbors can build community!
We wish to thank to our board members, who guide the library today and into the future.