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Volunteer Hywood closes the book – retires from library after 35 years

Lil Hywood has volunteered at the Broken Hill Library for the past 35 years.

Lil said she was working right up the day she retired, finishing her last job on that day.

“I loved it, it was really good but I had to give it up my body was telling me to stop.”
she said.

“I have plenty to keep me going in my home and in my garden I love it when I can get in the garden.”

Lil, who is 87 years old, has worked busily transcribing births, deaths and marriages for the library.

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She also worked on many projects and collections, including storing the Ralph O’Connor Photographic negatives  collection for safety.

The Ralph O’Connor collection had to be placed into cold storage to save the negatives from disintegrating.

Tracy Fraser, the Library Coordinator, said, Lil has been a reliable and dedicated volunteer who will really be missed at the library, although she said she’ll be back next week to get a book.”

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