Volunteering at the Estes Valley Library
Volunteers are valuable partners in the Library’s Mission to bring people, ideas and opportunities together for our community. The library proudly hosts one of the most well-established and successful volunteer programs in the Estes Valley. Library volunteers contribute more than 8,000 hours of valuable service annually. Working under the supervision of staff, volunteers can be found in all departments of the library. Some volunteers work in regular positions and others give their time to special programs or short-term projects.
Available volunteer postings are announced here. If there are no current openings, applications will be kept on file for a year from the date of the application. For more information e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 970 586 8116 x838.
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Frank & Ginny Thompson
This month, we have the pleasure of spotlighting a very special volunteer team: Frank and Ginny Thompson. Frank is one of our regular shelvers and also gives us some much needed help with repairs and maintenance. Ginny supports many of our programs with her crafting and sewing skills and especially enjoys helping out with our children’s programs in the summer. Between them they have given an amazing 38 years to the Library and, not surprisingly, were Volunteers of the Year in 2007!
Frank and Ginny met in Wilkinsburg, PA, a suburb of Pittsburgh, where they were High School sweethearts. Ginny went on to Carnegie Tech and then Omaha U. where she graduated with an English major. She later got her Masters and taught English at the Nebraska School for the Deaf for 20 years. It will be no surprise that Ginny is quite fluent in sign language.
Frank is a CU Boulder graduate in Architectural Engineering. He practiced architecture in Omaha where he and Ginny lived for 40 years, raising their three daughters there. However, they vacationed every year in Estes Park and decided to retire to Estes in 1999.
As we know, retiring in Estes doesn’t mean staying put. Like many, Frank and Ginny enjoy traveling and have visited Scotland and the UK several times, as well as Canada Australia, New Zealand and the Galapagos Islands.
Frank and Ginny both believe that the Estes Valley Library is one of the best small libraries in Colorado and even in the nation. They love the creative and enthusiastic staff and say there is never a dull moment. With inspirational volunteers like these, how could there be? Thank you both!