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The week of April 7 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week. The Hatch Public Library gratefully welcomes volunteer service. Volunteer assistance allows Hatch Public Library to provide library services to the community that would not otherwise be available due to budgetary restraints or staff time limitations.

In 2018, volunteers at the Hatch Public Library logged 984 hours of service. These faithful and hardworking community members do many different jobs throughout the year, mostly behind the scenes. Volunteers organize and archive local history items, they re-shelve library materials, they deliver books to local senior living centers, they sort donations and work at our book sales, they assist library staff in preparing for and carrying out programs, they clean, they set up and take down displays, they offer their own expertise in public programs, and they perform countless other duties all around the library. Even our Library Board of Trustees is made up of community members who have volunteered to serve.

Our volunteers give us their time, their ideas, and their energy. From the staff and Trustees at HPL, thank you volunteers.

Bridget Christenson, Mauston 

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