Volunteer celebration Appreciation Our annual christmas celebration has become something of a legend for our Reading Rooms volunteers. And for Verbal it is a token of our sincere appreciation for all that the volunteers do to bring Reading Rooms to life for so many people. Tradition As tradition dictates, we began our celebration with some great conversations about our favourite Reading Rooms moments from 2017. Sharing our volunteering highlights is a nurturing and often a learning experience, especially for new volunteers. We enjoyed lunch together, including a range of delicious, home-baked treats. Winter poems Our literary guide, Susanne Stich, shared two winter poems with the group: Legend of the snow by Tada Chimaka, and The sonnets to Orpheus, Book 2, XIII by Rainer Maria Rilke A Christmas wish from all at Reading Rooms Thank you to all our volunteers for their commitment throughout 2017. We wish you a joyful and a peaceful Christmas, and another amazing Reading Rooms year in 2018!