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Ruth Yi, Cherrydale Volunteer

Runner Says Volunteering is a Fun Change of Pace

Ruth has been a volunteer at the Cherrydale Branch Library for almost a year. She says it’s a nice escape from her 9-5 job, because the staff is so friendly and supportive that her volunteer “work” never feels like work!

We asked her to tell us a little bit about herself, and why she enjoys spending her free time at the Library:

What’s your favorite thing about the library?

Seeing all the books that I enjoyed as a child and discovering books that I would never come across in a retail book store.

What do you do when you’re not volunteering?

On weekdays, I work for a political polling and consulting firm in Washington DC. In between working and volunteering, one can typically find me running outside. I like to participate in running races in the DC and Hampton Roads area across the year.

Are you a Metro DC native, or a transplant?

Transplant; I was born in Virginia Beach and hail from Chesapeake, Virginia.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I’d love to start and run my own PR firm, so essentially I’d like to be a CEO.

What is the best book you’ve read recently?

Life of Pi by Yann Martel was pretty interesting. I also really enjoyed Born To Run by Christopher McDougall (a great recommendation by Cherrydale’s own Julia Karell).

What’s the best movie you’ve seen recently?

Although I’m months late, I finally watched The Dark Knight Rises. It had an incredible movie plot and was the perfect ending to the Batman movie series.


Interested in becoming a Library volunteer? Check out the Current Openings on our Volunteer Page.

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