Ferrier named library director

Nicole Ferrier has been hired as director of the Midway Public Library & is looking forward to marketing the institution to the younger set.

Nicole Ferrier is handed a donation by West Boundary Elementary teacher Cara Frank. The Boundary District Teachers’ Association gave Midway

The community knows Nicole Ferrier as a very talented photographer, but since May 15 she’s been wearing a different hat. That was when she officially began her new job as director at the Midway Public Library.

“There is a lot to learn,” she readily admits. “I will be overseeing the volunteers and running the library, in charge of fundraising, in charge of volunteers, everything.

“There is a board obviously that does all of the financials and everything like that, but my job is to run the library basically.”

Nicole said the Summer Reading Club would be starting when school lets out and there will be lots of other children’s activities going on. “I would love to do a book club for teenagers,” she said.

“For now former library director Stephanie Boltz is still helping me train, which is great.

“I am trying to get to know everybody— to find out who their favourite authors are and what they would like to see at the library.”

She asks everyone she meets who his or her favourite author is, so it seemed appropriate to put the same question back to her. Nicole likes to read Jodi Picoult; she describes her work as deep and really amazing.

Of course being a young mom she has a favourite children’s book too— The Very Cranky Bear.

Nicole grew up in the Boundary and she and husband Aaron are now raising their family here. “I graduated from BCSS in 2001 and ran the Summer Reading Club in 2002. I was living in Kelowna at the time and Wendy Olinger, who was running the library at the time, contacted me and invited me to come home for the summer and run the Summer Reading Club.”

At the time Nicole was planning on going into early childhood education so it seemed a good fit. “So I was only coming home for the summer, but Aaron and I met and we’ve been here ever since. Now it has come full circle to me running the library. It’s a perfect job—I couldn’t ask for anything better.”

The library is open Wednesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

 

 

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