The Friends of Wicomico Public Libraries are pleased to announce longtime volunteers Ernie and Jackie Connor were honored at the Wicomico County Commission on Aging Annual Senior Volunteer Recognition on May 12, 2016. Active senior volunteers (55 years of age and older) from area community agencies who have demonstrated a significant contribution to Wicomico County are recognized at the Annual Senior Volunteer Recognition Luncheon.
Ernie and Jackie Connor represent the true spirit of volunteerism through their unending commitment and dedication to serving the community. Ernie served in the Navy during the Korean War and then in the Air Force until his retirement in 1977. Since retiring from Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, NY and moving to Salisbury in 1977, Ernie and Jackie have contributed to our community in a variety of ways. They volunteered and served in leadership roles at the St. Peter’s soup kitchen with a team from St. Francis de Sales. Ernie has provided leadership in the Rockawalkin Ruritan Club and service at community events. Ernie and Jackie are two of the longest serving Wicomico Public Libraries volunteers. Ernie began volunteering for the Library soon after the Centre Branch opened over 20 years ago. Ernie and Jackie have represented the Library at tents and tables during the Salisbury Festival, Delmarva Poultry Festival and the Wicomico County Wine Festival. They have worked weekly in the Book Shelf, the Friends of Wicomico Public Libraries book store, since its opening and have attended and volunteered at Friends sponsored events. Because of their enthusiasm and support for Wicomico Public Libraries, they have come to be recognized as Ambassadors of Friends of Wicomico Public Libraries.
Wicomico Public Libraries are located in Downtown Salisbury, the Centre at Salisbury, Pittsville, and the Library Bookmobile. Not only do Wicomico Public Libraries offer numerous free resources such as Internet access, a variety of classes and events, public meeting rooms and an online virtual library with eBooks, and streaming movies, music and audiobooks, but it engages with the community by supporting learning, building community, and enriching lives. You Belong @ Wicomico Public Libraries!