I very much enjoy my role as a volunteer at the Corbett Arts and Heritage Library.  It is a rewarding role in an inspiring and welcoming community environment. During my time as a volunteer I am continually struck by the dedication and enthusiasm of all of those who give their time so generously to this library, the volunteer librarians as well as the talented individuals who run the great range of activities throughout the week with something to suit everyone in this great community, young and old.  I have lived in this area for a number of years but never before have I met and talked to so many local people, neighbours. The Library has a fantastic spirit. This lovely old building is brought alive by the people who pass through its doors. People in this community use this valuable resource, they truly care about their Library, about their local community and about each other. It is a heartening and humbling privilege to be part of such a fantastic service.  It gives me a feeling of inclusion, of self value to come here and interact with people. I love that this hub of the community attracts all the different types of people that make up the local area, people of so many cultures, ages, walks of life. The experience is enriching and a joy and I will continue to learn more about the people who live around me, enjoy the books and increase my experience of accessing different authors as well as learning about the history of the local area.

Maria – volunteer