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Memorials & Donations

A library book given as a memorial serves as a lasting tribute and extends an individualís impact on the community. Suggestions for appropriate choices are welcome. Please let the Library purchase a book to avoid duplication of titles. A plate is placed in each book identifying the name of the honored person and the donor. An announcement of the gift is sent to the person the donor wishes to inform. No amount of purchase is mentioned. An announcement of the gift is submitted to the newspaper/media. Honor Books recognizing an individual for a special occasion or leadership are available. A plate is placed in the book with the honoree and donor named. An announcement of the gift is submitted to the newspaper/media. The average cost of a gift book is $20 to $30 and is a tax-deductible donation. The Adair County Public Library is a non-profit organization.

April - June 2014 Memorial Books:

Frank "Pops" Collop - Given by Kennedy Gray & Audrey Erwin. "Alice from Dallas" by Sadler.
Vance R. Frick - Given by Theresa Frick Levings & Darryl Levings. "Saddle the Pale Horse" by Levings.
Mary Lee Hall - Given by John & Jackie Settlage. "What Can I Do with My Herbs" by Barrett, "Perennial Combinations" by Burrell, and "Water Aerobics for Fitness and Wellness" by Gibson.
Mary Lee Hall - Given by John S. Bartling. "Well-Tended Perennial Garden" by DiSabato-Aust and "Designing and Creating a Cottage Garden" by Harland.
Mary Lee Hall - Given by Laura Settlage. "Practical Guide to Topiary" by Hendy, "Pocket Gardens," and "Flower Gardener's Bible" by Hill.
Mary Lee Hall - Given by Cynthia Hill. "The Informed Gardener" by Chalker-Scott and "Flowers A to Z."
Mary Lee Hall - Given by Paul & Glenda Hunt. "Following the Path: the Search for a Life of Passion, Purpose, & Joy" by Chittister.
Mary Lee Hall - Given by Eva Jane Noe. "The Collector" by Roberts.
Mary Lee Hall - Given by Bill & Dollene Sanders. "The Target" by Baldacci.
Mary Lee Hall - Given by Nita Jeffries. "Maple" by Nichols.
Mary Lee Hall - Given by Sarah Jacobs Bowers. "Fly Away" by MacLachlan.
Mary Lee Hall - Given by Dr. Richard & Bess Mercer. "Gardening for the Birds: How to Create a Bird-Friendly Backyard" by Adams.
Mary Lee Hall - Given by Pat Green. "It Happened in Missouri: Remarkable Events that Shaped History" by McLachlan.
Phyllis Morehead - Given by Glenda Hunt. "The American Cookbook: a Fresh Take on Classic Recipes" by Rosemond-Hoerr.
Ruth Twining, R.N. (An Exceptional Nurse) - Given by Dr. Lin Twining & Family. "Florence Nightingale" by Demi and "Florence Nightingale" by Edison.

April - June 2014 Honor Books:

Adair County Public Library Volunteers, 2013 - Given by the Friends of the Adair County Public Library. "Gathering Blue (BOCD) by Lowry, "Last Tango in Halifax (DVD), "Duck to the Rescue" by Hummelman, "World War Two: a Short History" by Stone, "50 Greatest Players in St. Louis Cardinals History" by Cohen, "Road to Grace" by Evans, "Martha Stewart's Cakes" by Stewart, and "Vintage Fashion and Couture: From Poiret to McQueen" by Taylor.
Anonymous - June Birthday - "Knit Step-by-Step" by Haffenden and "Love of Music: Invitations to Listening" by Steinberg.
Geordan Beck - Given by National Honor Society - Kirksville Chapter. "Following Pap's Song" by Marino.
Koby Bird - Given by National Honor Society - Kirksville Chapter. "It's an Orange Aardvark" by Hall.
Samantha Caraway - Given by National Honor Society - Kirksville Chapter. "Shoe Dog" by McDonald.
Russell Clark - Given by National Honor Society - Kirksville Chapter. "Flight School" by Judge.
Carol Croxton - Given by Glenda Hunt. "Scarlatti's Cat" by Lachenmeyer.
Allie Freeland - Given by National Honor Society - Kirksville Chapter. "Five Little Ducklings Go to Bed" by Roth.
Adrian Geisbuhler - Given by National Honor Society - Kirksville Chapter. "Scraps" by Ehlert.
Kirksville Noon Rotary Club Guest Speakers - Jason Haxton, Doug Kollar, Marcy Palermo, Ralph Cupelli, Valentina Renesto, Giuseppe Bruno, John Thomas, & Amy Voiles [January 2014] - Given by Kirksville Noon Rotary Club. "Lonely Planet's Beautiful World."
Kirksville Noon Rotary Club Guest Speakers - Mark Hanley, Ralph Cupelli, & Dan Hamlett [February 2014] - Given by Kirksville Noon Rotary Club. "The Civil War in Missouri: a Military History" by Gerteis.
Kirksville Noon Rotary Club Guest Speakers - Mark Laughlin, Sheriff Bob Hardwick, & Zac Burden [March 2014] - Given by Kirksville Noon Rotary Club. "Firearms: an Illustrated History."
Kirksville Noon Rotary Club Guest Speakers - Katie Lenger, Weber Family, Breanne Hunt, Bich Kuhns, Kay Cowan, & Zorig Magnaituvshin [April 2014] - Given by Kirksville Noon Rotary Club. "The World's Great Wonders: How They were Made & Why They are Amazing" by Osman.
Kirksville Noon Rotary Club Guest Speakers - Victor Guillot, Jason Hunsicker, Charles Baldwin, Carl Baldwin, & Randy Steinman [May 2014] - Given by Kirksville Noon Rotary Club. "Knowledge Encyclopedia."
Kirksville Noon Rotary Club Guest Speakers - Andrea O'Brien, Dr. Matt Hardee, Amanda Moser, & President Bob Behnen [June 2014] - Given by Kirksville Noon Rotary Club. "1001 Ideas that Changed the Way We Think."
Abby Martin - Given by National Honor Society - Kirksville Chapter. "Dinosaur Rescue" by Dale.
Alex Macomber - Given by National Honor Society - Kirksville Chapter. "Island: a Story of Galapagos" by Chin.
Karen Mayhew (April Birthday) - Given by Glenda Hunt. "10 Minute Yoga Stretches" by Evans.
Karen Mayhew (Sojourner's Club President 2012-2014) - Given by Sojourner's Club. "Glasswings: a Butterfly's Story" by Kleven.
Terry McGarvey - Given by National Honor Society - Kirksville Chapter. "The Best Saturday Night Ever" by Cook.
Grace Mohler - Given by Dad & Mom. "Yoko Finds Her Way" by Wells, "Goodnight Songs" by Brown, and I'm a Frog" by Willems.
Brooke Novinger - Given by National Honor Society - Kirksville Chapter. "Busy Bunny Days" by Teckentrup.
Shannon Shaffer - Given by National Honor Society - Kirksville Chapter. "Coral Reefs" by Chin.
Sojourners Club Officers 2012-2014 - Given by Karen Mayhew, Sojourners Club President 2012-2014. "Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble" by McDonald and "Rocky Zang & the Amazing Mr. Magic" by McDonald.
Jordyn Richae Tipton - Given by National Honor Society - Kirksville Chapter. "The Short Giraffe" by Flory.
Anna Wang - Given by National Honor Society - Kirksville Chapter. "Matilda's Cat" by Gravatt.
Steven Wilhelm - Given by National Honor Society - Kirksville Chapter. "Go! Go! Go! Stop!" by Harper.
Leah Wollmering - Given by National Honor Society - Kirksville Chapter. "Some Bugs" by DiTerlizzi.

Endowment:

Establishing an endowment:

  • An endowment must be a minimum of $1,000. Contributions can be made over a one year period to build the endowment gift to $1,000.
  • Gifts can be added to the endowment at any time to increase the endowment after it is established in the amount of $1,000.
  • Only the interest is spent each year, never the principal, so an endowment is a continuous memorial gift.
  • A plate is placed inside each item purchased with endowment funds. Endowment publicity is submitted to the newspaper/media unless otherwise requested.
  • Organizations, friends, family, or individuals may establish endowments.
  • An endowment established by an individual is a tax-deductible gift.
Contact Glenda Hunt, Director, about information establishing an endowment or presenting a gift to the Adair County Public Library.

Endowments as of January 2013:

American Legion, MacDougall-Lowe Post #20 Kirksville
Jennie Greenslate Barker (Aunt of Jo Scott)
Steve Barteau Family
John & Jane Bartling
Lola G. Bell
Pat Borrok
Jack Branscom
Alvina M. Britz
Chariton Laboratory Services - Dr. Jeffrey D. Morasco, Dr. Maria L. Evans, and Dr. Anirudha Halder
Bruce & Carol Collier
Travis W. Freeman
Friends of the Adair County Public Library
General Library Endowment
Emil & Pat Green
Dwight & Judy Hart
The Heckert Family
Paul & Glenda Hunt
Edward & Marietta Jayne
Kirksville Kiwanis Club
Kirksville Rotary Club
Kirksville Women of the Moose Chapter 824
Gilbert & Mary Jane Kohlenberg
Mark H. Laughlin
Tom Laughlin
Thomas & Linda Lehmann
Marian Josephine Lehr
Dr. Richard & Bess Mercer
Catherine Motter
Shannon Dean Muir
Herman James Netterfield
William & Eva Jane Noe
Frances P. Norman
Frank & Judy Oberle
Clayton B. & Odessa Ofstad
Harold & Becky Osborn
Dr. Charles & Sharon Pritchard
Joseph E. Ressner
Cathy Rethmeier and Family
Earl E. Rogers Trust Inc.
Margaret E. Rogers Trust
Joyce Rollins
Rotary Club of Kirksville - Thousand Hills
J. Mark Scearce
Michael J. Scearce
John & Jacquelyn Settlage
Sojourner's Club
Wal-Mart Foundation
Jeanne Wilson

Books Purchased with Endowment Fund Interest

Endowment Recognition Event - April 12, 2010


The Recognition Tree
The Library Board of Trustees established a Recognition Tree on the east wall at the Library entrance. Policies to have a gold leaf placed on the Recognition Tree:
  • Discretionary monetary donations must total $1,000 or more to qualify the donorís name to be engraved on a leaf for inclusion on the Recognition Tree.
  • All endowments (past, present and future) of $1,000 or more will be added to the Recognition Tree. Future additions of $1,000 or more to an existing endowment will be recognized with an additional leaf or acorn.
  • Donations for memorials and/or tributes submitted for the purchase of books and materials will not qualify the donorís name for inclusion on the Recognition Tree. The reason for this is that all books and materials purchased by these donations will have a memorial or tribute plaque affixed to the item thus giving the donor recognition for said item.
  • A donor may have one leaf per year for each category of new Endowment, Memorial, Tribute or Gift.
  • The tree will be updated yearly or at the discretion of the Library Board or Director.
  • For consistency in recognition and appearance the wording on leaves and acorns will have the name, type of donation (endowment, memorial, tribute, gift) and year.