On Saturday, October
27, Nancy Wolfe of Beaufort receives the award for the Frannie Ashburn
Volunteer of the Year for Friends of North Carolina Public Libraries
Southeast District in Greensboro. In addition, Friends of Carteret County
Public Library will receive a $150 cash bonus. The mission of the Friends of
Carteret County Public Library is to develop resources to support a library
system of excellence for the citizens of, and visitors to, Carteret County.
Friends of the Carteret County Public Library support the Library with
tax-deductible contributions for items not covered by the budget, such as
audio books, the Summer Reading Program, and Adult Education programs.
In 2007, the Board of FONCPL decided to institute an
award to recognize the volunteer work of individual Friends. Since all
Friends are volunteers one award did not seem adequate. It seemed good use
of FONCPL resources to recognize five volunteers, one from each of the areas
across the state. The nominations are judged by a committee of peer Friends.
Those chosen are recognized at FONCPL’s annual meeting and recognition
luncheon with a certificate and a $150 check for his/her local Friends
According to the organization, Friends of North
Carolina Public Libraries, our statewide volunteer Friends of the Library
organization, provides a network for sharing ideas and resources to
strengthen our public library service statewide. FONCPL supports the North
Carolina Public Library Directors Association in its efforts to improve
public library facilities, services, and holdings.
Since 2006, Wolfe has volunteered on the “Little Red
Book Wagon.” Since 2009, she has served as an executive board member with
Friend of Carteret County Public Library as well serving as the Chairman of
the Book Sales Committee. In addition to those duties, she helped with the
transfer of cartons of books from the old Ice House storage unit to library
in October 2011; she organized a “Thank-you Volunteers” dinner in November
2011; and she helped set up the “Book Nook” book sale area in the library
including stocking it with books since December 2011. Wolfe also remains
on-call to pick up large book donations, which includes loading them in a
van and depositing them at the library.
The library thanks Nancy Wolfe for her industrious
efforts in behind the scenes work and dedicated service.