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Frances Kerns: Queen of Holds

Meet Frances, otherwise known to the Shirlington Branch Library staff as “Queen of the Holds”.

Over the past four and a half years, Frances has filled many volunteer assignments. She has worked with magazines and shelved Library materials, and even inventoried the entire Shirlington collection!

For her current volunteer assignment, Frances visits Shirlington several times a week to check in and shelve all the holds that have arrived for patrons that day. If you stop by in the afternoon you may catch a glimpse of her swamped by cartloads of books.

And much to the delight of the Shirlington staff, she also bakes a mean batch of cookies!


Learn more about Volunteer Opportunities at the Arlington Public Library.


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  1. joan says:

    would love to volunteer too. How would I do that?

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