L. to r., from center: Sharon Schuster, Susan Casmier and Shel Schuster assist a visitor.

The Volunteer Connection

In October, we again participated in the West Hills Fall Fest, held in the Field's Market parking lot. It was a terribly windy day. The posters and flyers advertising all Library and Friends events for the next few months kept trying to blow away. We managed to save most of the flyers and distributed them to those who visited our booth. We also had stickers and balloons for the kids.

Bookstore Manager Shel Schuster brought lots of books from the Bookstore. He and the other volunteers sold $104 worth, thus covering our fee for the booth. Thanks, Shel!

Adult Literacy Coordinator Susan Casmier joined us for several hours to promote Platt's Literacy Center. Many thanks to her and to Senior Librarian Lynn Light and the other librarians for giving us their materials, to Carol Roseman for Friends' program flyers, and to the volunteers who manned the booth in two-hour shifts: Millie Berger, Pam Bieber, Lynn Durbin, Nancy Reeve, Sharon Schuster, Harriet Strauss, and Sue Strickland.

Warren Bromund, Millie, and Shel also helped me set up everything before opening time. Thanks, guys!

Ruth Bromund, Membership VP

Volunteer Co-Coordinators Elaine Corman and
Harriet Strauss donated their space to “event” volunteers.
They'll be back with more Bookstore news next issue.

Introducing the “Hospitality Team”

This past year, all of our special programs and board meetings have been enhanced with the contributions of “goodies” by an energetic and dedicated group of folks. Many thanks to: Millie Berger, Pam Bieber, Ruth Bromund, Elaine Corman, Frona DeCovnick, Annie Haas, Ellie Haney, Therese Hearn, Shirley Hirschfeld, Freya Maneki, Eileen O'Neill, Nancy Reeve, Carol Roseman, Lin Schonberger, Harriet Strauss, Sue Strickland, and Michelle Watts. We are all looking forward to the interesting and exciting events and meetings ahead.

Lynn Durbin, Hospitality Chair


Adult Literacy Tutors Needed

To volunteer as a tutor, you have to
1) be able to make a 6-month commitment to tutor 2-3 hours a week,
2) make an appointment to be interviewed by an area coordinator, and
3) complete a Tutor Training course.

There is now a Literacy Center in Platt Branch. To make an appointment, call Susan Casmier, Literacy Center Coordinator, at (213) 623-4078, extension 16590.

New Friends program

needs volunteers to assist Platt’s homebound patrons. (Details here.) Email Sharon Schuster.

Readers Needed

Our GAB program needs a few more voices to read to children 2 hours a week (or every other week). Contact Children's Librarian Barbara Mattison at (818) 340-9386.

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