Library news – Volunteering at Libraries makes a difference

BEERWAH Library member and volunteer Vikki (pictured) loves to bring her work home with her.

Vikki has experienced first-hand just how much bringing the library into someone’s home means to them through the Home Library Services volunteering program.

“I visit three Glasshouse area clients and it is the highlight of my week,” Vikki said.

“I delight in being able to select and deliver just the right thing to keep each person interested.” Vikki went on to say that an added advantage is the ability to work with books.

“Books play such an integral part in people’s lives because books expand your world and give you a way to experience just about anything.

“This is such a great thing no matter where you are in life, but so meaningful when you can’t get out and about,” she said.

Vikki has volunteered as a Home Library Services volunteer with Beerwah Library for four years and she loves it.

Being community minded and retiring from a people focussed career, Vikki was attracted to the Home Library Service role for the connections and conversation. She helps borrowers who are unable to visit the local library due to illness, disability, or limited mobility.

“During COVID-19, books and reading about other lives were so important,” she said.

“We still delivered and just kept our distance. These visits were really appreciated.”

Library members can access the Home Library Service and have items delivered to their home by contacting 5475 8989. If you’re interested in volunteering, submit an expression of interest via the library’s website