Retirement of Jenny Wood MBE

Honiton will be a poorer place without respected librarian.

FOR 38 years she has been the friendly face of the library service in Honiton.

Now, after almost four decades, Jenny Wood MBE is starting a new chapter in life as she retires.

Library users and colleagues, past and present, marked her retirement during a special coffee morning at the New Street library last week.

Money raised from the event is to be donated to Hearing Dogs for the Deaf.


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Always friendly and helpful, Jenny was the modest driving force behind a multitude of community events at the library.

She always embraced new ideas and suggestions, and ensured the library was at the heart of the community.

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Never one to seek the spotlight herself, Jenny worked hard to promote local clubs and organisations - often hosting exhibitions and displays in the library.

Library users say they will miss her and wish her well for the future.

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