Recap- Volunteer Party 8th year!

Tuesday night, September 19th,  the WLC played host to its Volunteers, there to celebrate eight years of service to the Newton community.

Twenty three of us arrived to clink glasses with our fellow shift mates. Wonderful refreshments kept us all entertained till past our “quitting time.”

Eight years have passed by very fast, with all of us putting in our weekly shift with nary a pause.

Onwards!

WLC Seventh Birthday Party!

Thursday night twenty two of our great group of volunteers toasted seven years of uninterrupted service to the greater Waban/Newton community!

How did we do this? Let me count the two key ways – by lifting a glass of champagne, and enjoying a sublime cake created for us by Russo’s, and by seven years of consistent work at the Waban Library Center.

We beheld the newly reorganized music listening room, and children’s area. We met up with fellow volunteers whom we only chance see at these festive occasions. We will look forward to another year of service, including the essential election on November 8th, when the WLC transforms into the polling station for our Wards.

thank you,

Alice Jacobs
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We Need You!

The WLC Needs You!

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The Waban Library Center is entering its sixth year of operation this fall and is flourishing Have you visited us yet? If not, it is time to come in and see where it is all happening right in Waban Square.  We have lots of the latest books for adults, teens and kids and a wide range of activities, including author talks, concerts, art shows, movies, book clubs, game days and more.

 

Even better, join us as a library volunteer. We are seeking a few good neighbors to help us in our endeavors. We currently have several openings:

 

General Volunteer.  Duties include staffing the front desk, shelving books, preparing new books for circulation and other general clerical duties.  No formal library training is needed, but basic computer skills and a love of reading and books are strongly encouraged.  We will train you and you will be working with other experienced and friendly volunteers.  Our volunteers have a lot of fun, make new friends and meet new neighbors at the WLC.  We ask for a two-hour per week commitment.  Morning or afternoon shifts (during or after school hours) are available.

 

Marketing coordinator.  Do you have marketing skills that aren’t being used these days?  We are looking for someone to help us find local authors, artists, etc. to appear at the WLC.  You will be working with other volunteers to assist with publicity and event coordination. We hope to have approximately 4 events during the year, so this is not a full-time commitment, but we would also love to have you as a weekly volunteer if your schedule would permit.

 

Event coordinator.  Do you like to plan parties and entertain? We are looking for a person to plan and manage 4 to 6 social events at the WLC per year.

Responsibilities include planning the refreshments and logistics for the event and contacting via email our willing and cooperative volunteers to help out with food, refreshments, etc. The coordinator would also need to attend, supervise and assist in the setting up and cleaning up after the event.  Of course, we would love to have you as a weekly volunteer, too, if you have the time and energy.

 

Reader for storytime. This is a once a week position on Wednesdays at 11:00am for about 45 minutes.  We are looking for someone to read books (your choice) to our preschool patrons from our wonderful children’s collection during our scheduled story time. No formal training required, and you can bring your own preschooler with you.  Familiarity with Dr. Seuss, Eric Carle, puppies, kittens, and little pigs is preferred, but not required.

 

If you are looking for a way to contribute to the great village of Waban, please consider helping out at the Waban Library Center.

 

Contact Linda Crowe or Alice Jacobs at wabanlibrary@gmail.com We will respond promptly.

Recap – WLC Volunteer Party – October 13

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The director of WLC , Alice Jacobs, gave an update of what we have accomplished in six years.

  • Increased and enriched our children’s and adult collections – we have now over 14,000 titles
  • Added WLC library card holders to 2,000 members.
  • Created a corps of excellent volunteers from Waban/Newton.
  • Refurbished our children’s area to reflect youthful taste.
  • Attracted donations from small and large benefactors to maintain our presence.
  • Presented great authors, such as : Atul Gawande, Sue Miller, BA Shapiro, David Ferry, William Ferry, William Landay, Coventry Edwards-Pitts and many others.
  • Built community through serving as the meeting place for Brownies, PTO, Cub Scouts, Waban Book Club, Newton Family Singers, Waban Area Council, and many others.
  • Transformed our grounds through the Patio gathering place.

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George’s 95th Birthday Party!

WLC volunteers celebrate the birthday of one of our loyal volunteers, George Rivetz.  We hope George doesn’t mind that we reveal that he is 95 years young this month and going strong (even if he claims to be a Yankees fan). Stop by and say hello to George at the WLC and listen to some of his stories about his many years with the Postal Service and working for the Red Sox when tickets cost 40 cents.  Happy Birthday to George from all of us at the WLC and here’s to many more!

WLC volunteers celebrate the birthday of one of our loyal volunteers, George Rivetz.  We hope George doesn’t mind that we reveal that he is 95 years young this month and going strong (even if he claims to be a Yankees fan). Stop by and say hello to George at the WLC and listen to some of his stories about his many years with the Postal Service and working for the Red Sox when tickets cost 40 cents.  Happy Birthday to George from all of us at the WLC and here’s to many more!

WLC volunteers celebrate the birthday of one of our loyal volunteers, George Rivetz.  We hope George doesn’t mind that we reveal that he is 95 years young this month and going strong (even if he claims to be a Yankees fan). Stop by and say hello to George at the WLC and listen to some of his stories about his many years with the Postal Service and working for the Red Sox when tickets cost 40 cents.  Happy Birthday to George from all of us at the WLC and here’s to many more!

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