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National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate people doing extraordinary things through service. Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week focuses national attention on the impact and power of volunteerism and service as an integral aspect of our civic leadership.

In 2012, the Orange Public Library had 327 adult and teen volunteers who provided over 15,000 hours of service to the betterment of their community.  Volunteers help at all three branches of the Library in various areas, such as, the Friends bookstore, Welcome Desk, Homebound Delivery Service, Reach Out and Read Program, Tech/Computer assistance, Teen Services, Lending Services and Local History Center.

This year, the Orange Public Library is "Celebrating Service and Volunteers Making a Difference in the Lives of Others," at our annual Volunteer Recognition Reception that will be held on Saturday, April 20th.  We will be recognizing 32 volunteers who served over 100 hours in 2012 with Presidential Service Awards.  Volunteers will have an opportunity to participate in team building activities, enjoy brunch, hear speeches of thanks, receive awards, and have an opportunity to win prizes donated by our generous supporters.

Orange Public Library 2012 Presidential Service Award Recipients

Silver Awardees

Christine Yip, Reach Out And Read Volunteer - 483.5 hrs
Proshad Partovi, Lending Services Volunteer - 411 hrs
Lyle Hanchera, Friends - 401 hrs

Bronze Awardees

Ann Siebert, Friends - 238 hrs
Tom Eckert, Friends - 198 hrs
Donald Jordan, Welcome Desk Volunteer - 192.75 hrs
Mary-Ellen Manning, Friends - 192 hrs
Jim Geisert, Friends - 189 hrs
Peter Wetzel, Friends - 185 hrs
Dolores Tafoya, Welcome Desk Volunteer - 180 hrs
Connie Klein, Friends - 177 hrs
Shirley Knudson, Friends - 164 hrs
MJ Cretney, Friends - 139 hrs
Genny Gebhardt, Friends - 134 hrs
Joyce Collins, Friends - 132 hrs
Karina Perez, Friends - 120 hrs
Harkishan Grewal, TEEN Volunteer - 122.5 hrs
Shirley Cretney, Friends - 121 hrs
Dona Mah, Friends - 117 hrs
Jane Carmichael, Friends - 115 hrs
Mary Galuska, Friends - 115 hrs
Char Landmon, Friends - 114 hrs
Magalay Zamora, Reach Out And Read Volunteer - 112 hrs
Nancy Fritts, Friends - 111 hrs
Virginia Amlie, Welcome Desk Volunteer - 110.5 hrs
Dar Oleshiewicz, Friends - 110 hrs
Joan Fielder, Friends - 108 hrs
Anthony Jimenez, TEEN Volunteer - 107 hrs
Robert Davis, Lending Services Volunteer - 106 hrs
Helen Tiano, Friends - 105 hrs
Jean Martinson, Friends - 104 hrs
Linda Cross, Friends - 104 hrs

Local Businesses who have supported our Appreciation Event with donations include:

Acapulco Mexican Restaurant Y Cantina
Citrus City Grille
Darya Restaurant
Felix Continental Cafe
Hollingshead Delicatessen
Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ
Mead’s Green Door Cafe
Old Towne Grinder & Ice Cream Parlour
Orange County Mining Co.
Taco Mesa
The Filling Station Cafe
The Village at Orange
Trader Joe’s
Yang Ming Garden

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