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Meet a Volunteer Rock Star: Mary Jo Russell

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Jan 27, 2017

Mary Jo Russell is our newest Volunteer Rock Star! Congratulations Mary Jo!

Mary Jo dedicated herself to taking care of others during her career as a nurse but after she retired, her patients have been books, DVDs, and CDs instead of humans. For the past five years, she has given her talents and time to the La Crosse Public library, repairing innumerable scratched CDs and DVDs to return them to circulating condition.

The volunteer team and the employees at La Crosse Public Library all agree--Mary Jo is the epitome of a volunteer rock star due to her dedication and hard work. "We can rely on Mary Jo and she's got such a fantastic attitude that conveys she is genuinely happy to be here," said Heather Miller, volunteer coordinator at the library. "She cares about the library and everyone who comes in contact with her can see that."

Way to go, Mary Jo!


 Established in 1888, the La Crosse Public Library (LPL) serves the citizens of the entire Coulee Region, through consortial agreement, and is the resource library for the Winding Rivers Library System. La Crosse Public Library, with its flagship facility on Main Street, and two community libraries, provides a full range of library services and programs.
If you know of a volunteer that should be recognized for their commitment to your organization/cause, nominate them for Volunteer Wisconsin's Volunteer Rock Star. Every two weeks, a Volunteer Rock Star will be chosen. Their profile (information provided on the nomination form) and picture will be displayed on both the Volunteer Wisconsin website and Volunteer Wisconsin Facebook page. Please send a picture  of the volunteer for their profile picture as a .jpg or a .png to A volunteer can only be nominated by the same organization once a year.

To nominate a volunteer, please fill out the nomination form by clicking here.