Category Archives: volunteers

Many Thanks to Our September ACL Volunteers

These volunteers donated their time and talents at the ACL in September.  Next time you see one of them around town, give them a big ol’ hearty THANKS!

Debbie Bowen, Jill Butler, Johanne Campbell, Nancy Caulfield, Susan Cassidy, Conor Choka, Ellen Chu, Anne Costello, Barb Day, Diana Fisher Gomberg, Carol Gladden,Barry Goldstein, Lois Hamilton, Dana Hanson, David Harris, Rosemary Hinteregger, Jody & Emma Klein, Donna Kovell, Lenna Kutner, Cecilia Kwartler, Heidi Levitt, Janet Linder, Natalie Lurie, Pam McVey, Adam Manson, Nancy Mazur, Fran Newton, Liz Noon, Robyn Phillips, Nancy Price, Lynn Slobodin, Paula Spies, Ed Sugrue, Pam Sway,Martha Sweet, Alla Webster, Linda Winslow

Looking for a neighborly community-based volunteer activity this fall?  We’d love to bolster our Auburndale Community Library volunteer ranks.  Here’s how it works: you sign up for a shift when it’s convenient for you (maybe once or twice a month) and you help keep our little library going strong!  Contact danakhanson@gmail.com for the link for volunteer signups and we’ll train you on the job–it’s an easy peasy gig.

 

Many Thanks to Our July & August ACL Volunteers

These volunteers donated their time and talents at the ACL in July & August.  Next time you see one of them around town, give them a big ol’ hearty THANKS!

AnnaMaria Abernathy, Debbie Bowen, Jill Butler, Johanne Campbell, Nancy Caulfield, Susan Cassidy, Conor Choka, Ellen Chu, Anne Costello, Julia Crory, Barb Day, Carol Gladden, Barry Goldstein, Lois Hamilton, Dana Hanson, David Harris,Lenna Kutner, Cecilia Kwartler, Heidi Levitt, Janet Linder, Carol Lubkowski, Natalie Lurie, Pam McVey, Nancy Mazur, Liz Miller, Deb Moore, Fran Newton, Liz Noon, Robyn Phillips, Junko Shibuya, Lynn Slobodin, Paula Spies, Ed Sugrue, Pam Sway, Martha Sweet, Alla Webster, Christopher Weinmann, Linda Winslow

We also had a fantastic group of TEEN VOLUNTEERS helping this summer!  Thank you to our young ACL enthusiasts…the next generation of stewards of our neighborhood gem.

Looking for a neighborly community-based volunteer activity this coming fall?  We’d love to bolster our Auburndale Community Library volunteer ranks.  Here’s how it works: you sign up for a shift when it’s convenient for you (maybe once or twice a month) and you help keep our little library going strong!  Contact danakhanson@gmail.com for the link for volunteer signups and we’ll train you on the job–it’s an easy peasy gig.

Thanking our Piano People!

The ACL was thrilled to host a Newton Arts Festival “Artful Piano” once again this year.  We all enjoyed the piano for several weeks at the library.  The piano left us this week, but we hope to host another one next year.

We thank the following community folks for a tremendous piano season!
Rumyana Gizdova & Breadsong Bakery for being the primary caretakers of the piano

Melinda Gordon for her fantastic purple Prince-inspired design

Maria Beatriz Arvelo (citywide chair of the Artful Pianos)

Lakshmi Narayan for spearheading our community concert

Piano care team: Jill Butler, Johanne Campbell, Susan Cassidy, Dana Hanson, Maureen Kelley, Lakshmi Narayan, Robyn Phillips, Jay Snyder, Alla Webster

Many Thanks to Our May ACL Volunteers

These volunteers donated their time and talents at the ACL in May.  Next time you see one of them around town, give them a big ol’ hearty THANKS!

AnnaMaria Abernathy, Jessica Avery, Debbie Bowen, Jill Butler, Johanne Campbell, Susan Cassidy, Conor Choka, Ellen Chu, Anne Costello, Barb Day, Diana Fisher Gomberg, Carol Gladden, Barry Goldstein, Lois Hamilton, Dana Hanson, David Harris, Lenna Kutner, Janet Linder, Carol Lubkowski, Natalie Lurie, Samantha McDonald, Nancy Mazur, Liz Miller, Deb Moore, Fran Newton, Liz Noon, Robyn Phillips, Nancy Price, Junko Shibuya, Lynn Slobodin, Paula Spies, Ed Sugrue, Pam Sway, Martha Sweet, Alla Webster, Christopher Weinmann, Linda Winslow

Looking for a neighborly community-based volunteer activity this summer?  We’d love to bolster our Auburndale Community Library volunteer ranks.  Here’s how it works: you sign up for a shift when it’s convenient for you (maybe once or twice a month) and you help keep our little library going strong!  Contact danakhanson@gmail.com for the link for volunteer signups and we’ll train you on the job–it’s an easy peasy gig.

 

Donate Today to the ACL Fund

Our 2017 ACL Fund campaign is underway and we are thankful to the 68 donors who have already made contributions–you are wonderful!!!  Your financial support of the ACL enables us to keep our programming and collections strong.  

We’d love to have others join these financial stewards of the ACL.  Donations may be securely made online here or you may mail donations to:

The ACL Fund
375 Auburn Street
Auburndale, MA 02466

We are truly touched by our ACL community’s generosity.  Thank you so very much.

Many Thanks to Our April ACL Volunteers

These volunteers donated their time and talents at the ACL in April.  Next time you see one of them around town, give them a big ol’ hearty THANKS!

AnnaMaria Abernathy, Itisha Bhatnagar, Debbie Bowen, Jill Butler, Johanne Campbell, Susan Cassidy, Meghan Cericola, Conor Choka, Ellen Chu, Anne Costello, Barb Day, Diana Fisher Gomberg, Carol Gladden, Helaine Golann, Barry Goldstein, Lois Hamilton, Dana Hanson, David Harris, Lenna Kutner,Cecelia Kwartler, Heidi Levitt, Janet Linder, Carol Lubkowski, Natalie Lurie, Samantha McDonald, Adam Manson, Nancy Mazur, Deb Moore, Fran Newton, Liz Noon, Robyn Phillips, Nancy Price, Junko Shibuya, Lynn Slobodin, Paula Spies, Ed Sugrue, Pam Sway, Martha Sweet, Beth Tierney, Alla Webster, Linda Winslow

Looking for a neighborly community-based volunteer activity this spring?  We’d love to bolster our Auburndale Community Library volunteer ranks.  Here’s how it works: you sign up for a shift when it’s convenient for you (maybe once or twice a month) and you help keep our little library going strong!  Contact danakhanson@gmail.com for the link for volunteer signups and we’ll train you on the job–it’s an easy peasy gig.

 

Is Your Teenager (or Tweenager) Interested in Volunteering at the Library This Summer?

Please let us know by mid June or so…

Our neighborhood teenagers are enthusiastic about helping at the library in the summer, which is FANTASTIC.  One challenge, however, is they often approach us in mid-July or so (when a bit of boredom sets in…or when parents feel they need a bit of structure and send them our way) and it’s a little late in the game to plug them in meaningfully.

So perhaps chat with them now to see if they’d be interested in joining us sometime this summer.  These are examples of the types of things teens enjoy doing at the ACL:
  • Assist with Tuesday morning story time crafts
  • Assist with our Wednesday evening special programming sessions (games, crafts, PJ story times)
  • Write book reviews and help with book displays
  • Shelve books and help with odd jobs in the library
It is a very low commitment/extremely flexible–we just send out emails (or texts) to the kids when an activity is coming up and they can jump in as they like/their schedules permit.  It’s just good to have them on our roster early so they can have a few chances to help out before we close up for the season in late August.  All they need to do to be involved is send an email to Dana at danakhanson@gmail.com.  We can email parents too in case the teens need a little gentle prodding…just check in sometime this spring so you’re in the loop.  Thanks!