Martin County Library System Press Releases

April 1, 2013

The Martin County Library System celebrates the service of volunteers during National Volunteer Week April 21-27

Filed under: News — mclswebblog @ 4:39 pm

For immediate release:  April 1, 2013
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert,  Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-3205


(STUART, FL) – National Volunteer Week began in 1974 as a way to recognize and celebrate the achievements of volunteers of all ages. The Martin County Library System (MCLS) is supported by a dedicated group of volunteers who, during 2012, recorded 29,000 hours of service systemwide! Volunteers assist us in accomplishing all that we do by shelving library materials in a timely fashion allowing nearly immediate access to our rotating collection; serving as library docents answering questions assuring no one leaves empty handed; serving as computer coaches and class instructors providing basic skills and knowledge with emerging technology; submitting online teen book reviews opening the gateway to the world of young adult material; and serving as literacy tutors enriching the lives of others.

National Volunteer Week, April 21-27, is a time to celebrate people doing extraordinary things through service. The week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s also about demonstrating to the nation that by working together we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals. The week draws the support and endorsement of the president and Congress, governors, mayors and municipal leaders, as well as corporate and community groups across the country.

Volunteers are a valued part of the Martin County Library System’s operations. They are honored each year for their service. National Volunteer Week is our moment to not only celebrate our volunteers’ efforts but also to encourage others to utilize their talents, skills and abilities to assist us in providing the highest level of quality service to the patrons of the Martin County Library System.  

“Our volunteers are at the heart of what we do,” said Terry Dick, MCLS Volunteer Coordinator. “We could not provide all the programming and services that MCLS is known for without their assistance. This week is a big thank you to them!”

To learn more, pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library, call (772) 221-1403, or visit the website at




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