Meet Margaret "Peg" Evans
As a young girl, Margaret "Peg" Evans frequently walked from her house to the old Keeler Branch (at Oak and Hoffman streets, across from El Taco Real), where she got to know librarian Georgia Barnett. Evans's path eventually led to becoming a library page. She received a bachelor's degree in history as well as a master's in library science from Indiana University in Bloomington. After serving for several years as the head librarian at Bishop Noll Institute, she accepted a job at the Hammond Public Library in 1971.
Although Evans retired as the Hammond Public Library's director in 2010, she continues to be a familiar face at HPL.
"I have borrowed materials, attended programs, and worked with wonderful staff and volunteers at HPL for seven decades. The Library is a welcoming place, constantly evolving, to meet the needs of the Hammond community. I continue to use its tremendous resources, and support its mission, as a member of the Friends of the Library," says Evans.
As if Evans is not busy enough with her family and the Friends of the Library, she is currently president of the Hammond Historical Society, and is active in both Woodmar Hammond Kiwanis and the League of Women Voters of the Calumet Area.
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