Tarleton State University students rolled up their sleeves to tackle over 100 service opportunities to benefit the community Thursday during Service Day.
The day was part of Texans Team Up, a full week of activities dedicated to the university’s core value of service.
Students volunteered for a slew of projects - from cleaning up the Bosque River to painting various locations to teaching senior citizens computer basics. The TSU Library crew volunteered to help get the Stephenville Public Library in tip-top shape.
“Look at all these workers, it’s wonderful," SPL Director Mary Meredith said Thursday. "I’m very grateful they are here. They are cleaning, fixing and organizing things. It’s amazing the work that’s getting done.”
The university's librarian, Donna Savage, said they “took over the library!” with 39 student-volunteers.
“Everybody on the library staff has volunteered and are working,” Savage said.
Student volunteers Tasia Morrison, a senior business administration major, and Sophia Stice, a junior psychology major, worked to organize books.
“I think it’s a good idea," Stice said. “It gets the students more involved. I like working with the library and getting the books organized.”
“It’s been really neat,” Morrison said. “For being the first year, I think it’s going to be good for Tarleton. The students become more aware of what’s needed in the community.”