The Rochester Hills Public Library’s Volunteers are “Tea-riffic”!

volunteer luncheon2On Friday, April 17, the Rochester Hills Public Library held its annual volunteer luncheon to honor its volunteers. The event was held at Great Oaks Country Club and nearly 100 volunteers gathered to socialize with other volunteers, enjoy the delicious meal and listen to the soothing ambient music provided by Classic Winds Quintet. Library Director Christine Hage and Library Board President Douglas Tull both thanked the volunteers for all their hard work and dedication to the library.

Ms. Hage cited the 12,190 hours volunteers have given the library in the year 2014. This is the equivalent of six full time employees and over $150,000 savings to the library! Volunteers are used in all areas of the library. Friends of the Library contributed $175,00 in 2014 through memberships, book sales, book carts, the Friends Store and, of course, their time! RHPL also supports six mini-branches throughout Rochester and Rochester Hills, and the volunteers in these perform all the checking in and out of the materials housed at their locations. The total circulation for these mini-branches was over 28,000.

The luncheon is hosted at Great Oaks each year during National Library Week as a way to honor all the hard work volunteers give the library. Throughout the luncheon, one could hear the many comments about how wonderful the event is each year.

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