Library Citation - Anne Turvey

The 2017 Dunedin Public Libraries Citation recipient was Anne Turvey.

The award was presented at the library's annual Christmas morning tea for volunteers and others who had assisted the library during the year.

2017 Citation Details

This citation is presented to Anne Turvey on 6 December 2017, in recognition of her longstanding advocacy and support for library services, particularly in South Dunedin.

During her years as a St Kilda Borough councillor, and later as a Dunedin City councillor, Anne held an unwavering commitment to having a library built in South Dunedin.

Her tenacity, drive and enthusiasm continued long after she stepped down from local government, with submissions being presented by her at Council annual plan consultation hearings, over a period of 25 years. Anne saw her persistence pay off, when she was invited to open the South Dunedin Community Pop Up Library and Service Centre, in September 2017.

Her championing of Library services has been inspirational, and she is a most deserving recipient of this award.