Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.
Sometimes the best way to help Pequot is by “turning up your sleeves” and pitching in! Volunteers are essential to the running of Pequot Library, both in conjunction with events and programs and with the day-to-day workings of the Library. Help is needed in all areas, and whether you have a couple hours a year to give or a couple hours a week, we’ll happily accept what you have to give! Below are some of the ways you can “turn up your sleeves” and lend a hand at Pequot Library.
Hoyt O. Perry, Jr. Award (for Life-Time Service to Pequot Library)
About the Award: Each year the Hoyt O. Perry, Jr. Award is given to the person who, like Hop, has given a lifetime of service and support to Pequot Library. It was first awarded in 2004 to its namesake, Hop Perry, who served the Library in many ways: as a Trustee, as Board President, as leader of the Book Sale, as a hard working volunteer, as a PLA Member, and as a friend.
Volunteer of the Year Award
About the Award: The Volunteer of the Year award is given to a volunteer, who over the past year, has done yeoman’s work for the Library. Selecting the recipient for this award is hard work as well, as we have so many valuable volunteers.
Crane-Wood Book Sale Award
About the Award: The Crane-Wood Book Sale Award is named for Stanley Crane, long-time Director of the Pequot Library, and Fred Wood (former owner of the Open Book Shop.) At the first official Book Sale in 1961, Crane and Wood sorted and priced donated books and library discards, assisted by a handful of volunteers. The award is given to a volunteer who has made a significant contribution to the success of the Book Sale which continues to be Pequot Library’s most successful fundraising event.