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This National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, the National Park Service commends local Volunteer-in-the-Park (VIP) Lynne Jacques, currently the park librarian at the Cape Hatteras Light Station.Lynne has been consistently volunteering one day a week, staffing the library and sharing stories of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse with park staff.Lynne is diligent in her work and takes her job seriously as she catalogs the extensive library resources and ensures that all books are accounted for at the end of the season.
After spending her working years living in New Jersey and Greensboro, NC, Lynne and her husband retired to Cape Hatteras in 1996 and began volunteering with Cape Hatteras National Seashore.Lynne's first duties at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse included staffing the museum and the lighthouse during the busy season.Just a few years later, Lynne moved into the volunteer position she coveted as park librarian.Lynne, a self-professed lifelong librarian and lover of books, actually worked as a librarian in her civilian life, so this was a natural transition for her.Lynne stated, "I love volunteering because it gives me a chance to work at a place I love and it allows me to build relationships within the park staff."
Lynne wishes to remain the librarian for the foreseeable future.She is always seeking ways to improve the library through modern cataloging and cutting edge databases.Her dedication and spirit is what keeps the operation flowing and is always on the forefront of acquiring new books for staff to use.Volunteer supervisor, Park Ranger Chris Cabral, said, "Lynne is a treasured member of our team.Her work in keeping the library organized and ready to use is difficult and greatly appreciated!"Lynne has left a positive mark at the Cape Hatteras Light Station and continues to be a shining star of the Volunteer-in-the-Parks program.
Visit www.volunteer.gov to learn more about volunteering with the National Park Service and other state and federal recreation agencies around the country.