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Volunteer Spotlight - Melinda Stasch

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Introducing Melinda Stasch

Melinda began volunteering with the Almaden Branch Library in 2017. In two years, Melinda has dedicated over 250 hours as a library service volunteer, a Friend of the Library and book club program lead. Working with Melinda is a delight; she is very friendly and welcoming. When Melinda sees a need in the community, she is quick to lend her assistance. She is eager to help with other projects at the library and is a reliable worker. We appreciate all that Melinda has done for our community and are happy she chose the Almaden Branch Library for her volunteer service. Thank you Melinda, for all that you do!

Submitted by Librarian, Brandy Maldonado from the Almaden Branch Library


A Chat with Melinda

As a child... I loved going to the library. I was very proud to have my own library card and read my first chapter book.

My first job... commitment was in high school. I was a Candy Striper for several years at the children’s hospital in San Diego.

I am most proud of... the time I gave a presentation on industry classification taxonomies at the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank at a conference for fellow librarians.

My biggest challenge... has been to think of others as much as myself.

My role model... is Steven Hawking because he never gave up.

My community... makes me feel connected and part of a greater whole.

Libraries are... the heart of a community. They put everyone on equal footing, everyone has the same access.

My favorite film is... Educating Rita for the characters and plot development.

If I had a super power, it would be... the ability to read minds.

I volunteer... because I enjoy the feeling of being involved with my community.

If I wasn't volunteering, I'd be... at home crafting.

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