Susan Sisco Honored with Myrna Chelko Volunteer Award


Chelko award-winner Susan Sisco with Andrew Mangels

Reception Desk volunteer Susan Sisco was honored with the Myrna Chelko Volunteer Award at the library's 2018 Volunteer Recognition event in March.

A volunteer since 2005, Susan is known as the friendly face and cheery hello that greet all who enter the library during her shifts. Not only does she work for one full shift per week, she also shares a shift with another volunteer. Susan is also the go-to substitute because she's always willing to fill in for other Reception Desk volunteers when they are unable to come in. Besides all of this, she's become a friend to the library’s patrons, who track her many knitting projects and receive the benefit of her reading knowledge. Many even bring her yarn, books and vegetables from their gardens, and ask for her when she's not at the Reception Desk. You would be hard pressed to find a better first impression of the library than the one Susan makes!

Myrna Chelko was a long-time library volunteer who was known for her dedication to the library and her hard work. She helped found the Friends of Porter Public Library and her many volunteer services include being an officer of that group and a Library Board member. Myrna exemplified the volunteer spirit, which is why the award was created in her name.