Volunteer Spotlight


Name:  Lois

Branch:  Ormond Beach

Volunteer Since: 2009




Total Volunteer Hours to Date: 151

Volunteer Job: patrons to tell them their reserve items are in.

Where is your Hometown? Alliance, Ohio

How long have you lived in Florida? Alliance, Ohio

What is/was your profession?
High School Teacher

Where is your favorite place to read? On my screened porch, amide my plants.

Have you ever picked up a book that was so compelling, you couldn’t put it down? Yes. The Frozen Thames by Helen Humphreys

Tell us about your first experience with or earliest memory of the library. What is the most significant change you’ve seen in libraries since then? From stereoscope views and card catalog drawers to all the computers.

Why do you think libraries are important? They are for all the people.

What is your favorite hobby and what sparked your interest? Gardening sparked my interest when my grandmother showed me how to propagate her Seven Sisters Rose.

What one thing would you consider a priceless treasure? The tulip quilt my grandmother made for me in 1934.

Do you have a favorite motto? “Hi, Ho!”

What famous person in history would you have liked to know on a personal level? Agatha Christie

Complete this sentence: My favorite time of day is…early, early mornings, for I have lots of energy, all is fresh, and the adventures of the day lie ahead and wait.

Do you play a sport? If yes, what has been your all-time best experience? Yes I play Golf. I won a sudden death playoff in the first hole!

What is your greatest weakness when it comes to food? Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate.

Complete this sentence: I’d like to become better at…learning scientific names of wildflowers.

Do you have any family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation? Yes, “Date and Nut” Christmas pudding.

Can you think of something that puts a smile on your face? Watching cats play.

When was the last time you attended an event you thoroughly enjoyed? Recall what made it so special for you. A Tai Chi demonstration. It was a pleasure to see the grace and skill presented in a fluid movement.

What is the first TV program you remember watching? The Milton Berle Show

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Please complete the Library Volunteer Application [PDF] and the Supplementary Questionnaire (RTF) by hand or online. Bring it to the branch of your choice or attach it and email to one of the branches listed below.

All volunteers are subject to a background check prior to assignment.

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