The Library uses many volunteers and we are grateful to all! We have teens helping first and second graders read (in our WE READ program), teens helping third through eighth graders in our Homework Help program, volunteers staffing our tech desk, picking books for homebound seniors (SOS program), searching for Link+ and lost books, sorting carts, and more.
There is one particular volunteer who we wanted to recognize because she does SO much! When we needed a volunteer to coordinate the Homework Help program, she agreed to do it, helped interview potential volunteers and has shown up to staff the program twice a week for two years. When we needed help tagging each item in the library with an RFID sticker, she signed up. When the tech desk needed staffing, there she was. The list goes on…. So, when we saw that the Junior League of San Jose was looking for nominations for their annual Crystal Bowl Volunteer Recognition Awards, our staff nominated Marilee Lazar. Obviously, the Junior League agreed with our assessment of her extraordinary effort and awarded her one of their Crystal Bowl awards. Marilee will be honored on Friday at a luncheon at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Way to go Marilee, and lucky Sunnyvale Library because we have her around!