In 2017, 2,562 volunteers donated 62,670 hours, valued at $1,512,853.80 in donated services. This year’s theme was “Volunteers Make Our Hearts Sing” which falls in concert with the National Summer Reading Theme, “Libraries Rock.”
The 28th Annual Volunteer Recognition Award Program welcomed over 105 people to the Central Library in downtown Atlanta, where 238 volunteers were recognized during the ceremony. Awards were also given out at smaller celebrations throughout the Library System, honoring supporters from every part of the County. Special guest speaker, Fulton County Commissioner Natalie Hall, District 4, highlighted the importance of service to community while addressing attendees. Also on hand to present awards to guest were Library Director, Dr. Gabriel Morley, Board of Trustees Chair, Paul Kaplan, Vice Chair, Phyllis D. Bailey and member Joseph Piontek.