Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Voluntary Reward: Hermiston Public Library
The Hermiston Public Library features two outstanding programs that depend upon volunteers: ELDERLIBRARIES bring library books to local seniors, disabled, and homebound facilities, serving folks who are not able to come to the library. Volunteers visit with individual residents at an assigned facility. The volunteer selects and takes books to various residents and returns the items to the library on the due date or when the resident is finished with the item. Volunteers may also help by reading to residents who can no longer enjoy reading on their own. Volunteers are also needed for the book shift that occurs once every three months. We have rotating collections that are placed at several facilities. READY, SET, ZOOM! provides free activities, information and educational products to promote the importance of reading to young children:
Fun story time and crafts for your preschooler
Story time kits that can be borrowed and taken home with your child
Elderlibraries won a 2008 Regional Governors Award as an Outstanding Regional Volunteer Program. Ready, Set, Zoom! won the same award this year!