For the second year in a row, over 2,000 volunteer hours have been donated to the Local History Collection at the Van Buren District Library. 19 individuals from around the country donated their time and expertise by helping to staff the department and with work-at-home projects.
"Work-at-home" volunteers are tireless in their efforts to assist with indexing, newspaper clipping, and assist with the library's large Southwest Michigan Obituary Project. Indexes are created and added to the library's Local History Master Index which is nearing the million record mark.
More volunteers are always needed, so anyone interested in becoming a Local History volunteer, either locally in-house or by working at home, may contact the library for more information.