WINSTON-SALEM — The Friends of the Ashe County Public Library announced that Pam Tapp won an honorable mention in the Friends of North Carolina Public Libraries Volunteer of the Year Award for the West Central area at its annual meeting Nov. 3 in Winston-Salem.
Ashe County Public Library Librarian Suzanne Moore made the nomination because of Tapp’s years of service to the Friends and to the library.
“Pam is frequently in the library, helping the Friends with Friends Corner work and asking if she can help with activities going on in the library,” Moore said. “Her cheerful words, enthusiasm and smiles make staff feel much appreciated. We feel she is very deserving of this recognition.”
Tapp has been FOL’s secretary for a number of years and continues to serve in that role. She contributes to Friends activities several hours per month, is a reliable member of the Friends Corner, coming in on a weekly basis and helps with refreshment needs for FOL, the Arts Council, P.E.O. and other needs throughout the community.
The Friends of North Carolina Public Libraries is a statewide organization whose goal is to advocate for all libraries at the state and local levels. FONCPL also assists new groups in getting established and it helps existing Friends organizations expand and enhance their services to their libraries. At its annual meetings, FONCPL provides speakers who share their experiences in growing FOLs, advocating for libraries and other issues.
FOL organizations and individual volunteers throughout the state are recognized each year for outstanding service to their libraries and Friends groups.