Vose Library, 392 Common Road, held a reception for volunteers Feb. 9.

At the event, all library volunteers were honored, and one couple was singled out for special thanks. They are Paul Gaudreau, past president of the library's board, who has provided the present board with many hours of advice and guidance, as well as his active participation in many fundraisers over the years.

His wife, Sue Fairer, has been instrumental in providing artwork for fundraising posters, running knitting groups, organizing stash sale yarns, and providing a helping hand throughout the years. The board presented each with gift certificates to Owl and Turtle and The Cashmere Goat.

Board President Dave Poulin presided over the gathering of more than two dozen volunteers who have participated in a variety of library activities throughout the past year.

Poulin shared several notes of thanks from patrons and staff. He also shared an email from Lorrain Francis recognizing RSVP volunteers Ann Donaldson, Carol Watier, Rebecca Ayers, Sharon Caron and Bruce Faulkner.

Volunteers provide a wide range of services, including running the desk operations, planning and implementing adult and children’s programming, clearing and developing the nature walking trail, shelving, covering books, hosting adult book groups, travel series, local author visits, setting up displays from local artists, conducting fundraisers such as the Plant Sale, Stash Sale, ongoing book sale, musical programs and Soup and Suspense.

For more information, call Vose Library at 785-4733.