My name is: Joey Sherard
I volunteer at: The Longview Public Library every summer
I have volunteered here since: May 2017
My duties include: Shelving children’s books, answering reference questions and making sure all books in the children’s and young adults sections are in their proper places. I also help in various capacities during the summertime children’s events, like the Summer Reading Club kickoff and end parties
The people who most benefit from this are: The kids and young adults who don’t think they like to read but are willing to give reading a try. It is my personal belief that everyone has the potential to like reading. They just have to find the right book.
I volunteer here because: I really loves books. I love seeing the variety of books that come in. I love organizing things, and I love the people that I work with/for. They are the kindest people. I spent a lot of time in this library when I was a kid, checking out tons of books and I like the idea of volunteering here, to give back to the place that gave so much to me.
I was born and raised in: Longview and just graduated from Hallsville High School
My hobbies include: I spend most of my free time reading and watching movies.
My family members are: My parents are Dusty and Cristi Sherard. My brother, Hulon Sherard, is a student at UT Dallas ,and I will be heading to start my freshman year of college at the University of North Texas in the fall.
I would encourage others to volunteer here because: There’s no shortage of work to be done, and it feels good to know that you’re doing something that’s helpful to others.
Upcoming events: The Longview Public Library’s Summer Reading Club offers activities for a variety of ages of children Monday through Saturday through July 24. The coming week’s events are:
■ Super Smash Bros. from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at the library at 222 W. Cotton St.
■ English story time at 10:30 a.m. and Spanish story time at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the library.
■ Minute to Win It for ages 13 to 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the library.
■ Creature Teacher at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center, 100 Grand Boulevard.
■ Gamester’s Paradise for ages 8 and older from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Broughton Branch Library, 801 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
■ Movie “A Dog’s Way Home” at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday at the library.
■ Family Game Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the library.
■ Crafty Kids from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the library.
■ Legos from 10 a.m. to noon at the library.