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Library Volunteers Help Us Bloom and Grow


Oakton Library volunteers / photo of zinnias and other plantings

By Erin Chernisky, Library Volunteer Manager

When asked to picture a library volunteer, is the image that pops into your head a person quietly putting books on shelves? While that’s true of some, other library volunteers don’t touch books at all; their hands are busy with seeds and soil. Working tirelessly outside FCPL’s branches, these nature-inspired supporters plant, weed, water and mulch to create beautiful and welcoming landscapes for library visitors and staff. If you have a green thumb and are interested in sharing your time and talents, check for opportunities with your local FCPL branch or click here to view current opportunities.

Pictured above: Oakton Library volunteers add color to the branch's exterior with zinnias and other plants.

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