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Featured Volunteers - Esther Hutchison

Jul 22, 2014

Esther began her volunteer service with the Kerry Wood Nature Centre in April of 1996 assisting front counter staff several months. While she enjoyed volunteering in this capacity, her real passion was in books. In August of 1996 Esther began volunteering on a weekly basis as the lay librarian with us. Her 15 years’ experience in various libraries was put to good use in our somewhat neglected library! 

With the expansion of the Nature Centre, the book collection was moved, then moved again, to be rehoused in the bright new reading room. Inventories and an update of computer records were major undertakings,  leading up to a joint project with Red Deer Public Library, which saw our holdings listed in their catalogue, a continuing process as new books are added to the collection.

She also took over a project of digitizing many many slides so they could be used for upcoming projects. We would like to applaud Esther for her independent strong work ethic, her professionalism and efficiency. 

She has made this library what it is today by donating 2667.50 hours of her time to this cause. We couldn’t have done it without her. Esther is truly one of a kind!


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