Jefferson County Public Library and Jefferson County Library Foundation congratulate Stace Sharp on being named September’s Volunteer of the Month.
Stace is a homebound delivery volunteer in our Library 2 You’s department. Here is what staff had to say about her involvement and impact in their department:
“Stace is an example of the power of volunteerism in a community. She gives of her time and energy to enrich the lives of people needing assistance. Stace currently delivers to 6 people in addition to delivering to an assisted living facility. With her help, Library 2 You impact is larger and more people keep their connection to their favorite library materials.”
“I just think she’s wonderful. I think she’s precious. She’s always so nice to me. I like Christian authors, and she checks the books to make sure that I’ll like them, and tells the staff what I like. She’s so kind.”
-Neola Gantenbein, Home Service Patron
“She does a very good job. She is always very nice.”
-Janice Dorsey, Home Service Patron
“The home service program is only possible with the assistance of our volunteers. All of our delivery volunteers bring materials to the door of patrons who cannot access the library themselves, in some cases serving as a lifeline to those who long for engagement and interaction. Stace goes above and beyond in this role. She has come to know her patrons as individuals and as readers, and takes the time to ensure that they are getting the materials that they want in their deliveries. She happily serves as a messenger, writing down their comments and concerns and following up with them to ensure that their needs were met. When I asked her if I could move one of her patrons to a different route to lessen her drive, she preferred to keep her lengthy drive to preserve the relationship she had built with the patron. She also is always willing to take on another patron, despite the time it adds to her schedule. This level of commitment and service makes our patrons feel loved and embodies the vision of Library 2 You.
Stace has also shown great effort and enthusiasm for our summer reading program! We needed volunteers to help us collect reading minutes from our home service patrons, and in both of her delivery routes in June and July she encouraged everyone to participate. One delivery from her brought us 21,380 minutes! She made her patrons feel like a part of our team and her energy infected everyone she saw. We are so thankful that she is part of Library 2 You.”
Thank you, Stace, for all that you do! We would like to recognize her for her outstanding volunteer efforts and for being such an important part of the JCPL and JCLF team!