Thursday, May 14, 2009

Elissa Graham wins Youth Volunteer Award

Elissa Graham, a freshman at Harwood Junior High, won the North Texas Regional Library System (NTRLS) Youth Library Volunteer Award. Elissa, age 15, has been volunteering and tutoring several times a week for the past two years. Elissa will be honored at a banquet in May.

Elissa has volunteered for every Harry Potter and teen Twilight event and serves as the library's teen event photographer. Dressed in full costume, she has also volunteered as the "Sugar Plum Fairy" for our Christmas story time event, the "Love Bug" for our Valentine event and "Cindy Lou Who" for our Dr. Seuss event.

Elissa is highly respected among her peers and the staff for her kindness and generosity. The words "unable to" are not in her vocabulary. She brings a great "can do" teen perspective to the library.

Here's Elissa in a photo (on the back row, third from left) with Bedford Library staff members from left to right - Carrie Glindeman, Kelly Swain, Jeanne Green, Kat Craker and Regina Stone.

Congratulations on a great job, Elissa!

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