Peter calls a halt after 36 years
After 36 years working for the Orange City Library Peter Douglas has decided to retire and he certainly leaves behind a legacy.
Peter first began work at the library back on July 2nd in 1982 at 22-years-old.
“It was a conversation that I had with the former Book Mobile Driver Eric Wilson. He was driving a cab at night time which I was doing as well. We were just chatting one night, and he said that he had bought a cement truck up the Central Coast. He said that library job was really good, you should apply for it. That’s what I did and that is what started it.
Throughout Peters 36 years at the library he still believes he had the best job ever.
“My first start as the book mobile driver I thought this was the best, I loved it. It was like my own little library. I had 3,000 books on that truck, that covered a range of audience that I had to meet. I got to know my client base and you knew you had happy customers all of the time. You got to talk to so many different people.
Peter says that the whole team at Orange City Library have become a part of his family and this decision wasn’t easy.
Read more about Peter in Peter’s journey – the best job ever in Orange City Life August 16 issue.