Jan 12, 2010 1:00 PM | 0
At the outset of a new year it is customary to assess the time gone by and that which is still to come. Poised at this intersection is an opportunity for consideration and criticism, for intention and action, in the form of resolutions. This year, as Brooklyn Public Library considers the past and plans for the new, we begin and end at the same place: our volunteers.
Volunteers have created rich centers of discussion and education that reflect the cultural legacies of the borough’s vivid neighborhoods at all 60 locations. The volunteers at BPL contribute everyday by assisting students with after-school homework, practicing English with new citizens, editing resumes for the unemployed, and by simply reading stories to the young or the mature. Such programs are vital to the library’s success in the community, and must be supplemented with new ideas if BPL is to continue providing innovative services to Brooklyn’s 2.5 million residents.
As we begin 2010, Brooklyn Public Library warmly welcomes volunteer applications from individuals of all backgrounds and expertise who would like to offer their services at one of our neighborhood locations. What better way to give back in 2010!