CTBL Celebrates our Volunteers
Colorado Talking Book Library values the effort our volunteers contribute every day. We could not provide this
highly valued service without the help of many dedicated and talented people, who enrich our experience by working
alongside us and through their efforts, make us look good.
Volunteer Appreciation Brunch
To show our appreciation for their hard work, CTBL, with the support of the Friends of Colorado Talking Book
Library, hosts a Volunteer Appreciation Brunch each December. This elegant event is held at the Lakewood Country Club
where we honor those volunteers who have made significant contributions through their many years of service. Awards
are given for 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years of service. Each volunteer who has given 30 years of service are given a
special day named in their honor and proclaimed by the governor. Extra special honors are given to those who have
volunteered for 35 and 40 years.
Volunteer Appreciation Week
CTBL celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week each April with a party that lasts five days! Each year a different theme is
chosen and the building is decorated and small gifts are given to each of our volunteers. Sweets and treats are abundant
in the break room (many provided by our staff) and the atmosphere in the building is even more light-hearted and festive than usual!
The CTBL volunteers have received many awards, as individuals as well as for group contributions. Here are just
a few of the awards honoring their dedication.
The Telephone Pioneers Talking Book Machine Repair Crew has won several awards including:
Our patrons are very grateful for the library and we couldn't offer our services without a lot of very dedicated people, like you.
- JC Penney Golden Rule Award
- Colorado Library Association Distinguished Service Award
- Library of Congress Commendation for Service
- Denver Teachers' Helen Phelps Award