Porter Library honors Susan Sisco with volunteer award

Westlake Porter Public Library Director Andrew Mangels (right) presented Susan Sisco with the 2018 Myrna Chelko Volunteer Award at a volunteer recognition event on March 4.

North Ridgeville resident Susan Sisco received the 2018 Myrna Chelko Volunteer Award from Westlake Porter Public Library at a volunteer recognition event on March 4.

A Reception Desk volunteer since 2005, Sisco 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. Sisco is also the go-to substitute because she’s always willing to fill in for other Reception Desk volunteers when they’re unable to come in.

In addition to all of this, Sisco’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.

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.

Elaine Willis

Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.

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