Julie Mckirdy sucessful promoter and BEM

British Empire Medal for Promoter Julie

A big congratulations to Julie Mckirdy for being awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Today she got presented with her medal at Thimblemill Library among plenty of colleagues, well wishers, local school children and library regulars who all wanted to show her their support.

Julie who has been a promoter for a number of years is considered a model of good practise in the BCT office with numerous successful promotions under her belt. We know her as someone who is always supporting others, advocating for the library and giving her time generously to make things happen for her local community. So it is no surprise that Julie has been given this award for her work and dedication to the community in and around the library in Smethwick.

The medal was presented by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant at the library, as Julie’s chosen location to receive her award. Natalie and Frances were both there to join in the celebrations.

“Fantastic to be here at Thimblemill Library to witness a lovely lady receive her BEM (British Empire Medal) for services to her local community. She could have chosen anywhere for the presentation, but chose here so she could be surrounded by her local community…..on her afternoon off…says it all really! Proud to know her…she’s a star and now has a badge ( well medal) to prove it!”
Natalie Kidman (BCT Young and Community Promoter Co-ordinator)

The next opportunity to enjoy a night of theatre at Thimblemill Library will be for a ghoulish, spine-tingling one man show ‘Dracula’ on the 10th December. But make sure you book your tickets early as Julie’s shows are regularly sold out.