August 06, 2007
At a recent luncheon hosted by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) for Richland and Lexington Counties, Talking Book Services was honored to receive the “Station of the Year” Award in recognition of the library’s commitment to volunteerism and support of RSVP as a resource to help senior citizens get involved as volunteers. Each year, the “station of the year” award is presented to honor an agency or organization for its use of volunteers to assist with projects and programs. Since 1994, Talking Books Services has had a strong working partnership with the volunteer program, which has resulted volunteers with clerical skills donating over 800 hours of service.
RSVP of Richland and Lexington Counties matches the talents and interests of people 55 and older to community volunteer needs, performs vital services such as tutoring, mentoring, hospital and library work and assisting local non-profit organizations, and is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service. For more information about Talking Book Services, visit www.statelibrary.sc.gov/tbs. For more information about RSVP of Richland and Lexington Counties, visit www.seniorresourcesinc.org/rsvp.htm.
Pictured are (L) Naomi Bradey, SC State Library Talking Book Services and (R) Jennifer Derrick of Senior Resources.