Welcome! We're glad you have found us and hope that you take a little time to look through some of our posts and read about our experiences. This blog is a compilation of all of our adventures at the Lexington Village Branch Library this past semester. The Village Branch Library has a Homework Help Program for children of the community. This gives them an opportunity to come in and get one-on-one help from a volunteer for their assignments and reading. At the beginning of our assignment many of us were unaware how big of an impact volunteering here would have on each of us. Being able to contribute and see, first-hand, the difference we are making in children's lives has been beyond rewarding.
Hi! My name is Sara Dryden and I am a sophomore Human Nutrition major at UK. I have always had a passion for helping others and working with kids. Working with the Village Branch Library has been a wonderful experience for me. I am glad I got to form relationships with the kids here and will definitely be continuing my work in future semesters.
Hi, I'm Carol Beth Madden. I am a freshman at the University of Kentucky, and I was assigned the Lexington Public Library for my Service Learning Organization. I really loved working with the children at the Village Branch because, as much as I was supposed to be the one helping them learn, every time I visited the library, they helped me learn so much more. I love working with children, because they bring so much light and happiness and innocence to the conversation. Working at the library was a wonderful fit for me and I most definitely plan to continue volunteering in the future!