April 19, 2014

Essex Library Celebrates its Stellar Volunteers

Friends of the Essex Library President Wendy Madsen is presented with her Volunteer Of The Year Award by Library Director Richard Conroy, an honor she shared with Library Board Member Barbara Burgess, at the recent Volunteer Appreciation event held at the Essex Library.)  Photo by Fred Szufnarowski.

Friends of the Essex Library President Wendy Madsen is presented with her Volunteer Of The Year Award by Library Director Richard Conroy, an honor she shared with Library Board Member Barbara Burgess, at the recent Volunteer Appreciation event held at the Essex Library.) Photo by Fred Szufnarowski.

At the Essex Library Association’s recent Volunteer Appreciation party, Essex Library Director Richard Conroy presented Volunteer of The Year awards to two stellar volunteers, Friends of the Library President Wendy Madsen (pictured) and Library Board Member Barbara Burgess, whose efforts in fundraising and other areas of support exemplified the best qualities of effective volunteerism; energy, enthusiasm, and can-do attitudes. In his remarks at the presentation, Conroy talked about both of the winners’ tireless work on the “Our Library Rocks!” fundraiser, as well as Wendy Madsen’s efforts in getting the new storage shed put up behind the Library, from taking the project through the Town’s permit process to seeing it installed.  In his remarks, he noted, “Both of these women seemed to be everywhere, all the time, always cheerful and upbeat, and going above and beyond what our excellent volunteers ordinarily do.  Their love for the Library shines through all of their efforts, and the Essex Library Association could not function without the help of dedicated community members like these.”