Photo by Linda Robertson.
Library volunteer Amanda Morrison, better known as
''Mandy Mayhem'', admires her 2012 Dunedin Public Libraries
Citation with head of customer services Mike Collett in the
Dunningham Room yesterday.
The colourful storyteller and library advocate was celebrated
for her decades of service to Dunedin libraries.
''I wondered why they were so insistent that I came along
this morning. I didn't expect this,'' a visibly stunned Ms
Morrison (40), of Waitati, said after the presentation.
She recalled spending her teenage years helping out in the
Blueskin Bay library, before getting involved as a
storyteller, event organiser and advocate for libraries.
About 100 people attended the annual ceremony and morning
tea, which is held to thank supporters and volunteers for
their assistance during the year.
The library choir also presented a series of Christmas
carols. A film about the library bookbus, by University of
Otago department of sociology students, What is This Thing
called the Bookbus?, also had its first public screening.