You might have noticed the bench by the entryway of the Library dedicated to the memory of Anne Johnson.  But who was Anne Johnson?  She, like many others who oftentimes go unheralded, was a volunteer at the Cross’ Mills Public Library.  A woman of keen intelligence, Anne spent her life in service to others.  After years of raising her children and working in school libraries, she brought her many talents to the Cross’ Mills Public Library.  She performed all types of library tasks and was also an active member of the book discussion group who purchased the bench in her honor.


The volunteers at the Cross’ Mills Public Library are not just background support, they are oftentimes the leaders.  We rely upon them for all aspects of the library’s functioning—from working at the circulation desk to preparing materials for the children’s program, from seeking items for the holds list to shelving books, from rearranging materials to cleaning windows.   However, most importantly, they bring life and laughter.  Without our volunteers, the Library is only books and mortar.  With them we are a community in the best sense of the word.

If you are interested in volunteering at the library please call 364-6211 or email staff@crossmills.org


Cross' Mills Public Library | 4417 Old Post Road | Charlestown, RI 02813-0909 | (401) 364-6211