Outstanding Volunteer: Magel Selders

Some people take a break from working when they retire, but not Magel Selders. This former OPL employee turned volunteer has always chosen to spend her life surrounded by books. Selders worked as a page and a clerk at OPL for eight years, and then began volunteering at Millard Branch processing book and media donations. Her efforts have earned her “volunteer of the year” honors, and her sincere love for the people in her community has endeared her to library staff and patrons alike.

“Our branch relies on Magel to process the sometimes overwhelming number of book and media donations we receive at this branch,” said library specialist Cynthia Vana. “Magel is generous way beyond the call of duty. Aside from her dedication, the way she keeps our work space in good order, and her warm and friendly personality, she frequently wows and delights us with a delicious, fresh-out-the-oven plate of her homemade baked goodies.”

When she’s not volunteering, Selders likes to relax with a good mystery novel, and now it appears she will have a bit more time to enjoy this hobby, as Selders decided that October 2016 was her last month volunteering. We thank her for her service and wish her a very relaxing second-retirement.

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