Nick Wooldridge with Librarian Jude Anderson.
Granite Falls Library staff learned to expect Nick Wooldridge early each day during the summer. He came to help retrieve the items that had been requested by customers. Then he offered to help with other projects.
Whatever might need attention, from restocking supplies at the computer stations to helping with summer craft programs, Wooldridge was there willing to lend a hand.
On Saturday, April 14, 2012, Wooldrige’s volunteer service was recognized by President Obama, Sno-Isle Libraries Trustees Chair, Jacquelyn Defazio and Library Director, Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory.
Wooldridge joined over three dozen library volunteers in receiving the bronze level Presidential Service Award, including a congratulatory letter from President Obama, a certificate of service and a bronze pin.
During 2011, Wooldridge volunteered for Sno-Isle Libraries at Granite Falls, Darrington, and Lake Stevens. He volunteered a total of 169.5 hours. He was among 49 Sno-Isle volunteers who earned a Presidential Service Award during 2011.
Wooldridge wanted to volunteer at the library because he was thinking of becoming a librarian as a career. He thought volunteering would allow him to decide if this would be a promising career path. He likes to tease Jude Anderson, the managing librarian, saying that he wants Anderson's job.
The library benefits from many volunteers who help locate requested items, keep the library organized and welcoming, shelve media items, and help with occasional projects and programs, especially many of the summer craft events.