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Nancy Stephens honored as Library Volunteer of the Year 

Paso Robles Library Volunteer Nancy Stephens was honored as the Library Volunteer of the Year 2013 at the Paso Robles City Library’s annual volunteer reception. Stephens began her service to the Paso Robles City Library in September 1996 and has been a tremendous asset to the library every day since, the city said in an announcement.

Nancy Stephens

Nancy Stephens

Wearing two hats, Stephens is responsible for training volunteers in the processing of materials new to the collection and for training and supervising those volunteers who clean and mend items well-worn by public use, the announcement said.

“This is the 12th year the Library has presented a Library Volunteer of the Year Award and we couldn’t be happier to award it this year to Nancy,” said library manager Karen Christiansen. “She has been a fantastic asset to our staff, quietly working behind the scenes to keep both new and repaired materials accessible to our patrons. Her calm presence has made it easy for new volunteers and staff to learn the art of materials maintenance. We thank her for being such a great library advocate!”

Stephens’ name has been added to the perpetual plaque in the library. The annual volunteer reception recognizes the 130-plus Library volunteers and the 16,000-plus hours they contribute each year in
pursuit of excellence in library service.

Winners of the library’s ‘Volunteer of the Year’ awards

  • Jean Schubert, 2002
  • Janine Kramer, 2003
  • Audrey Krauss 2004
  • Ann Martinez, 2005
  • Denise Surber, 2006
  • Joan Case, 2007
  • Mike Reagan, 2008
  • Cappy Culver, 2009
  • Nan Madding, 2010
  • Bill Dupree, 2011
  • Jean Schweitzer, 2012

For more information about volunteering at the city library, visit or call volunteer coordinator Suzanne Robitaille at (805) 237-3870. The Paso Robles City Library is located at 1000 Spring Street and is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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