For the first time, the Los Angeles Public Library invited all of its volunteers to a single recognition event at Central Library: Aloha after Dark.
The invitation was sent to Friends groups, STAR Volunteer Readers, literacy volunteers, Central Library docents and teen volunteers. More than 200 guests attended.
In keeping with the tropical theme, staff greeted arrivals at the library entrance with colorful flower leis to bid everyone welcome.
Activities for the evening included limbo, a fishing pond to win prizes and dining on small bites such as kale potstickers and pineapple upside down cake. Attendees watched Polynesian dance shows in the Taper Auditorium and listened to our librarian ukulele band in the Rotunda. Artist Jose Ramirez was on hand to give a tour of his exhibit in the Getty Gallery.
The evening was a great success. Volunteers loved having their own private event in Central Library after hours, and staff enjoyed thanking the volunteers who have contributed so many hours of service to library programs.
If you are interested in volunteering, we have many different programs to contribute your time.