Volunteers’ Week runs from 1-7 June each year and we would like to take the opportunity again to say a huge 'thank you' to all the volunteers who continue to support Buckinghamshire Libraries, whether that is in our libraries or out and about in the community with the Home Library Service.
Many of our volunteers have not been able to help us with their normal library roles, but we have heard stories about how they have been helping in other ways. Some have been helping in vaccination centres, some have been or still are making befriending calls to people who are self-isolating, doing shopping for them and picking up prescriptions, alongside other essential aid.
It has been fantastic to see so many volunteers return to the library service, whether that is helping in the libraries or carrying out book deliveries for the Home Library Service. If you are a volunteer who has not been able to return to your role yet, we thank you for your patience and will let you know as soon as we can safely welcome you back.
What our volunteers have to say
We asked our volunteers about their experiences working for the library service, and here are a few of the comments we received.
Home Library Service
The helps keep Buckinghamshire residents who find it difficult to visit a library connected to reading and their local community.
Home Library Service volunteers are matched to clients in their local area, choosing books for them based on their preferences and taking these to their homes once a month.
The Home Library Service is a great way of sharing your love of reading. It helps us offer housebound customers a connection to all the services the library has to offer.