Library volunteers receive presidential award

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Local libraries rely on volunteers to serve the community. This week, three of those volunteers received some much-deserved recognition for their selfless efforts.

Three outstanding library volunteers, Marge Thomas, Lynn Piper and Roberta Rice, were honored at a breakfast at Panhandler Pies on Wednesday by RSVP Regional Director Bob Small. Two of them, Marge and Roberta, received well-deserved Presidential awards for their service in excess of 1,000 hours. Marge was unable to attend. East Bonner Co. Library District Volunteer Coordinator Annette Anderson accepted the award on her behalf. Courtesy photo.

Marge Thomas, Lynn Piper and Roberta Rice were honored at a Retired and Senior Volunteer Program breakfast Wednesday for their commitment to volunteer service. RSVP Regional Director Bob Small also announced that Rice and Thomas received President’s Volunteer Service awards for putting more than 1,000 hours of work at the library. He personally delivered the award to Rice, while Annette Anderson accepted the honor on behalf of Thomas, who could not attend the meeting.

The honors come on the heels of news that the RSVP program will sunset due to a lack of grant funding. The program ran for more than 20 years.

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