A LIBRARIAN has reached the final chapter of her career after nearly two decades of service at a Worcestershire school.

Carol Smith retired last month having kept the shelves of Pershore High School’s library in order for 17 years.

The 61-year-old from Drakes Broughton said: “I remember my first day.

Originally, it was a job share with a lady who had been there for 30 years so that was an intimidating position to be in.

“Every day is different.

The school runs to a routine but the library is quite different, with people coming in and out at all times of the day.

“It was a lovely time and a privilege to be there. It’s been a delight at the school working with the staff and students and I was humbled by the good wishes I received. It was amazing.”

Clive Corbett, headteacher, said: “I joined Pershore High School on the same day as Carol in January 1996.

“Over those 17 years she gave magnificent serviceand will be sorely missed. I would like to wish her and her husband Don a long and happy retirement.”