Posted: April 19, 2017
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One of WPL's hardworking volunteers

April 23 to 29 is National Volunteer Week. This week is officially dedicated to recognizing the contributions of all volunteers in every community. National Volunteer Week includes ceremonies throughout Ontario to give years of service awards and to celebrate volunteers and the amazing work they do.

At WPL we have a team of 122 dedicated, hard-working volunteers and we thank them for all they do. In 2016, our volunteers worked 4520 hours at our 3 locations.

This year we have 5 volunteers receiving Ontario Service Awards as well as Community Builder Awards from the City of Waterloo:

  • Karren Faulkner, McCormick Branch volunteer for 5 years
  • Maureen Schumacher, Local History volunteer for 10 years
  • Letty Timmerman, Local History volunteer for 10 years
  • Lois Brubacher, Interlibrary Loan volunteer for 15 years
  • Janet Churchill, Visiting Library Service voluntter for 15 years


We are also very proud to announce that WPL Visiting Library Service volunteer, Donna Frim (pictured above), is this year's recipient of the Caring Action Award at the Volunteer Action Centre Impact Awards. Donna leads a group of 3 volunteers in providing library material each month to approximately 50 residents at Waterloo Heights. 

Congratulations to our award winners, and many thanks to ALL volunteers for making a difference at Waterloo Public Library.