An out of town visitor stepped into the library this past week and asked, “Are all of these books donated?”
The answer is “No,” but with our tiny book budget, many of the books we have ARE donated– either through grant funds, memorials, the generosity of local community members, or even those who have never stepped foot in Macksville. Yet, it may be supposed that all of these had one simple thing in common: a desire to make a positive difference in the world.
Maybe the memorial or gift helped someone discover a love of reading.
Maybe the book or program inspired someone to help others.
Maybe it taught them a new skill, a new language, a healthy recipe, or gave them comfort in a difficult time.
We never know the full impact of the gifts we give, the seeds we sow.
Above, are some gifts to the library which can inspire with their beauty: a quilt made by Mrs. L.E.Mack, an oven door painted by Don Tillery, and a young schoolgirl painted by Peggy Susoeff.
The books, Becoming Elisabeth Elliot and A Tale of Two Kings were recently given in memory of Peggy Evans.
The classics, below, were purchased in memory of Jetta Wellman. (Certainly the ADORABLE covers will entice a new generation of readers to pick them up & take them home!)
Memorials given to the library building fund are more important than ever as we are striving to make that goal a reality.
(Have you SEEN our packed house during Story Time?!)
Recent memorials to the building fund have been given in memory of former MHS instructor, Dorothy Sparks, and in memory of former Macksville City librarian, Rebecca Drake.
More information about gifts to the library can be found on our Thanks & Memorials tab.
“THANKS!” to all who give!