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Recognizing A Volunteer

Recognizing A Volunteer

Posted July 01, 2009 B By John Saccenti

Teen volunteer Ayesha Rizvi awarded scholarship from East Brunswick Friends of the Library
Congratulations to Ayesha Rizvi, who was awarded a $500 Friends of the Library Scholarship on June 9 during a ceremony at East Brunswick High School. Ayesha has been a volunteer with the Library since she was in the eighth grade working with the Teen Library Connection. She later moved up to TLC Assistant Coordinator and also works as a Teen Buddy in the Library’s math and reading programs and as a volunteer with the Summer Reading Club. “Ayesha is truly delightful,” said Youth Services Librarian Suzanne Klein. “Her approachable manner and easy laugh have made her a wonderful match for the Teen Buddies Program and her partners have thrived under her attention.”

Ayesha said she’s thrilled at receiving the award. “I was so excited because I know a lot of people work at the library, and many have done it a long time.  People work hard to get through college and every little bit helps.” Ayesha said volunteering at the Library is a reward in and of itself. “Every single time I’ve worked there, even if it was for just one session, you see the kids’ reactions.”

 Ayesha is enrolled in the five-year Master of Business Administration program at Rutgers University.