Volunteer Spotlight: Fred

Fred Soulier has been a volunteer at the Dillsburg Area Public Library for 2 years. He grew up in Camp Hill and graduated from Cedar Cliff High School and Harrisburg Area Community College where he studied Education and Economics. As a member of the Harrisburg Fire Department for 30 years, he was an engine and truck operator and provided emergency medical services to Harrisburg residents.

Fred and his wife Joan have lived in Dillsburg since 2000. He is amazed at the growth of the area in the past 18 years and especially enjoys Farmer’s Fair and the New Year’s Eve Pickle Drop.

As a library volunteer, Fred rings in the holiday season as the Polar Express conductor. Each year he reads the book to wide eyed kids and provides families with photo opportunities on two separate evenings at the library. One of his favorite things is reading stories to others. The rest of the year he enjoys keeping up to date with library technology and the new materials constantly rotating on the library shelves.  His favorite book is The Path Between the Seas about the building of the Panama Canal by David McCullough.

There are lots of volunteer opportunities at the library! Whether you staff the front desk or work behind the scenes, volunteering at the library is a great way to meet new people and give back to your community. Stop by for a volunteer application today!