Peterson retires from Meservey Library

Diane Peterson enjoyed her last day at the Meservey Public Library after 19 years on the job. PHOTO BY TRAVIS FISCHER

After 19 years at the Meservey Public Library, Diane Peterson has checked in her last book.

The longtime library assistant enjoyed her last day on the job on Friday, May 31, retiring after nearly two decades of service to the community library.

"It's been interesting all these years," said Peterson. "Each kid or family brings in something new."

Peterson hadn't planned on becoming a librarian when she began working at the library in 2001 as a custodian, but staff turnover ultimately put her behind the library desk by necessity. Temporary subbing at the desk turned into a regular job for Peterson and she has become a mainstay at the library ever since.

"I got moved into it just by being here," said Peterson. "I just kind of stepped into it."

In the last two decades Peterson has worked under four different library directors in Meservey, each brining their own style to the library and working on different ways to encourage kids to come in and read.

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