Queens Library Volunteer Spotlight: Sherry Fang

Posted by: yetheart, April 17, 2018 5:09 pm
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Sherry Fang

It’s National Volunteer Week 2018, and we want to celebrate the important role of volunteers at Queens Library!

All this week, we will share stories of our volunteers on our blog. Thank you to them, and to every Queens Library volunteer, for their service!

This year, Queens Library decided to create the Go the Extra Mile (G.E.M.) Volunteer Award to celebrate our volunteers that go above and beyond in their service and embody the library’s mission “to transform lives by cultivating personal and intellectual growth and by building strong communities.”

Three of our volunteers received Fall 2017 G.E.M. Volunteer Awards and three have been recognized as Honorable Mentions.

Today, we’re introducing you to one of our Honorable Mentions, Qiao Hui (Sherry) Fang, a Happy Hour Volunteer at Flushing Community Library.

Sherry has shown us that being an outstanding volunteer has nothing to do with a person’s age. At 17 years old, Sherry has been a volunteer with the Flushing Happy Hour teen program for over two years. During this time, she has helped advance the program, making it a popular offering for her peers.

Sherry has been a consistently dependable presence, with her supervisors able to rely on her in whatever situation arises. She has even assisted with training new Happy Hour volunteers. Sherry has always remained proactive and professional with her peers, and able to establish helpful boundaries on her own when distributing materials and setting up and closing down Happy Hour. 

“Sherry has always been energetic and committed when it comes to her work here," says Flushing Young Adult Librarian Christian Arffmann. “We sincerely believe that her commitment deserves to be acknowledged."

Congratulations, Sherry, and thank you for going above and beyond in your responsibilities!