Librarian recognized for service
Western Watauga Branch Librarian Jackie Cornette, right, accepts the inaugural Hugh Hagaman Volunteer Service Award with Peg Hagaman on Nov. 19.
Cornette is a full-time employee with the library and has served as volunteer coordinator for the Boone Mall book sale and the High Country Festival of the Book.
The award is named in honor of Hagaman, a longtime library and endowment board member who died in July. His wife, Peg Hagaman, was present for the presentation.
The award was part of the Watauga County Public Library's
Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, which drew more than 50 people on Nov. 19.
Volunteers in numerous capacities were recognized for their dedication and