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.
January - April 2013 Memorial Books:
Janie Bartling - Gift to Endowment Fund. Given by Friends & Family. John Bartling, Carolyn Frick, Charles E. Poage, Kirksville Aerobic Swimmers, Dee & Sam Lesseig, Murilyn Koutstaal, Paul & Glenda Hunt, Walter & Connie Ryle, Sam & Marilyn Nugent, Robert & Pam Cowan, Terry & Diana Reynolds, Ronald & Belle Knight, Janice Legg, Mark Whitney, John & Jackie Settlage, Odessa Ofstad, James & Teresa Tichenor, Russell & Jacquelyn Harrison, Charles & Mary Giovannini, Larry & Linda Boleach, Edward & Carol Schneider, Laura Hulse, Fran Norman, Robert & Jane Dager, Eva Jane Noe, Brian Noe, Jack & Anita James, James Harding, Bill & Norma Winslow, Dana Delaware, Eric & Lisa Howard, Ron & Carolyn McClanahan, John Cochrane, Scott & Debby Olsen, Richard & Shirley Sphrehe, Keith & Marilyn Peck, Mr. & Mrs. Gary Sells, Chereye Lunsford, Clark & Sue Wilson, Russ & Pam Baughman, Mary Lee Hall, Sydney & Sue Ross, Judith Drake, Dr. & Mrs. Richard Mercer, James & Laura Nevings, Dean & Amy Rosebery, Mathematics & Computer Science Dept. at Truman State University, and The Women's Golf Association.
Martin Borrok, Senior (Father of Dr. Martin Borrok) - Given by John & Bonnie Niebruggie. "60 Years of Combat Aircraft: From World War I to Vietnam War" by Pautigny.
Pat Borrok - Given by Diane Burger. "Miss Sally Ann and the Panther" by Miller.
Pat Borrok - Given by Peggy Foster. "Little Elephants" by Base and "What's the Time, Mr. Wolf?" by Gliori.
Pat Borrok - Given by Dale & Maxine Martin. "Old MacDonald Had Her Farm" by Lawson, "Happy Birthday, Bunny!" by Scanlon and "Lucky Ducklings" by Moore.
Pat Borrok - Given by Officers of Kirksville Area Retired School Personnel. "The Constitution: The Essential Users Guide," "House of the Presidents" by Howard, "The Tooth Mouse" by Hood and "Wicker Basketry" by Hoppe.
Pat Borrok - Given by Kirksville Aerobic Swimmers. "Taste of Home: Casseroles, Slow Cooker, and Soups" and "Sky Color" by Reynolds.
Pat Borrok - Given by David & Kathy Erwin. "My Brave Year of Firsts" by Curtis.
Pat Borrok (Adair County Public Library Board President) - Given by Adair County Public Library Director, Glenda Hunt. "Little Tug" by Savage.
Pat Borrok - Given by Jodie & Debra Gordon. "Encyclopedia of Gardening" by Bickell.
Pat Borrok - Given by Dr. Gordon's Office Staff. "Gardening Made Simple."
Pat Borrok - Gift to Endowment Fund. Given by Friends & Family. Carolyn Frick, Dale & Maxine Martin, Peggy Foster, Kara Drury, Eva Jane Noe, Brian Noe, Sam & Sandra Fleak, Ron & Pam Brand, Mark Laughlin, Bill & Rita Henderson, Matt & Amanda Heeren, Adam & Cheryl Dorrell & Family, Glenda Hunt, and Dr. Charles & Sharon Pritchard.
Charlene Coin - Given by Anita Coffman. "Getting Started Sewing" by Mandleberg.
Carol Collier - Given by Kirksville Saddle Club. "Private Berlin" by Patterson.
Carol Collier - Given by Mothers Home Club. "Embroider: Everything Workshop" by Rupp.
Carol Collier - Given by Walter & Connie Ryle. "Quick Weekend Quilts" by Mumm.
Ralph Raymond Cupelli (Father of Ralph Cupelli) - Given by Scott & Heidi Templeton. "The Bazooka" by Rottman and "An Illustrated History of Military Vehicles" by Ware.
Eleanor Ellebracht - Given by Delta Kappa Gamma. "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker" by Chiaverini.
Evelyn L. Gashwiler - Given by Susan & Jonathan Novinger and Bill, Alisha & Brayden Ehrich. "Cheer Up Mouse" by Henry and "How to do Absolutely Everything."
Robert N. Gashwiler, Sr. - Given by Susan & Jonathan Novinger and Bill, Alisha & Brayden Ehrich. "America's National Parks" and "United States Army: The Definitive Illustrated History" by Giangreco.
Mary Jane Kohlenberg - Gift to Endowment Fund. Given by Walter & Connie Ryle.
Piper Annlyn Laudwig - Given by Grandma Anita Coffman & Uncle Jaxon Laudwig. "Oh, So Tiny Bunny" by Kirk, "Ten Things I Love About You" by Kirk and "The Perfect Hug" by Walsh.
Elaine Scott - Given by Anita Coffman & Family. "Complete Horse Care Manual" by Vogel.
Juanita Simpson - Given by Kirksville Saddle Club. "Patriach: The Remarkable Life & Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy" by Nasaw.
Jean Wilson (Mother of Dr. Margaret Wilson) - Given by Al & Liz Srnka. "Lincoln (DVD)."
Jean Wilson (Mother of Dr. Margaret Wilson) - Gift to Endowment Fund. Given by Friends & Family. Charles Lemley and Family, John & Jane Bartling, Dennis & Rebecca Baldwin, Fran Norman, Robert & Sharen Jones, Dale & Sue Barrett, Harold & Becky Osborn, Edith Unterkircher, Bob & Andy Jackson, Northeast Missouri Health Council, Support Staff of Northeast Family Health Care, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, Dr. & Mrs. R.W. Cameron, Cole County Residential Services, Sean Duggan and the Team at Moneta Group, Ron & Elsie Gaber, and Matt & Amanda Heeren.
January - April 2013 Honor Books:
Carol Croxton (Adair County Public Library Volunteer) April Birthday - Given by Glenda Hunt. "Parlour Games: Indoor Fun For the Whole Family" by Hewett.
Karen Mayhew (Adair County Public Library Volunteer) April Birthday - Given by Glenda Hunt. "Gooseberry Patch: 101 Breakfast and Brunch Recipes."
Grace Mohler - Given by Dad & Mom. "Building Our House" by Bean, "Polar Bear Morning" by Thompson and "Leave Your Sleep" by Merchant.
Gary Smith (35th Wedding Anniversary) - Given by Shirley Smith. "A Higher Call" by Makos.
January - April 2013 Gifts:
University of Missouri Extension Kirksville Area Master Gardeners - "One Watermelon Seed" by Barker, "Jo MacDonald Had a Garden" by Quattlebaum, "Molly's Organic Garden" by Malnor, "Planting a Rainbow" by Ehlert, "Up, Down, and Around" by Ayers, "What's in the Garden?" by Berkes and "Rocks, Dirt, Worms, and Weeds: A Fun, User-Friendly, Illustrated Guide to Creating a Vegetable or Flower Garden with Your Kids" by Hutton.
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.
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
Alvina M. Britz
Chariton Laboratory Services - Dr. Jeffrey D. Morasco, Dr. Maria L. Evans, and Dr. Anirudha Halder
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
Gilbert & Mary Jane Kohlenberg
Mark H. Laughlin
Thomas & Linda Lehmann
Marian Josephine Lehr
Dr. Richard & Bess Mercer
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
Rotary Club of Kirksville - Thousand Hills
J. Mark Scearce
Michael J. Scearce
John & Jacquelyn Settlage
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: