Featured Volunteer: Dedicated library volunteer gets creative

Published 10:06 pm Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Volunteers are essential to the many programs and services at the Suffolk Public Library. One of these dedicated volunteers is Brittney LeCompte, a Suffolk resident who’s been volunteering at the North Suffolk Library for nearly two years.

LeCompte, 25, graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2016 with a double major in psychology and communications. She has been a Suffolk Public Library volunteer for nearly two years, with responsibilities that range from organizing books to preparing materials for library activities.

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This work lets her flex some creative muscles and learn new things.

“Some of the stuff they have me do is pretty fun. Last week, they had me make some buttons,” LeCompte said. “It was pretty satisfying, and it was something new that I didn’t know how to do before.”

LeCompte likes the interesting people that come to the library, and being around all of the books.

She’s a manga and anime fan, enjoying series like “Fullmetal Alchemist” and “Attack on Titan.” She wore her Attack on Titan outfit at last year’s IconiCon event at the North Suffolk Library, she said. She also “played a vital role in making the gaming tournament during last year’s IconiCon a huge success,” according to North Suffolk Library Volunteer Coordinator Asa Heyward.

Heyward said that he appreciates how dedicated and determined LeCompte is as a volunteer.

“She’s very respectful of staff, and she always communicates with us,” Heyward said. “She’s always looking for new opportunities to build up on her skills.”

“We’re happy to have her, and we know that she’s going to succeed and accomplish great things,” he continued.

LeCompte is thinking about being a counselor one day, and she said that volunteering at the library is good experience for her resume.

“I think it’s taught me to be really motivated to help people,” she said. “I come here every week, so I’m pretty dedicated.”