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.
May - July 2013 Memorial Books:
Donald Abernathy - Given by Linda Lehmann. "Civil War Battlefields: Then & Now" by Campi.
Wayne Bailey - Given by David & Kathy Erwin. "Just Like My Papa" by Buzzeo.
Ruth Bingner (Mother of Jeanne Schilt) - Given by Atlantic Swimmers. "Veggie Tales: the Good, the Bad, and the Silly," "Veggie Tales: Fair and Squaresville," and "Veggie Tales: Adventures in Veggie Town."
Larry Bragg - Given by Mark & Diane Burger. "Charlie the Ranch Dog: Where's the Bacon?" by Drummond.
Mary Calahan - Given by the Wednesday Bridge Club. "Southern Living: What's for Supper?" and "Chester the Brave" by Penn.
Carol Collier - Given by Walter & Connie Ryle. "Quick Weekend Quilts" by Mumm.
Roger Elmore - Given by David & Kathy Erwin. "An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Battleships" by Hore.
David Hall - Given by Paul & Glenda Hunt. "The Nation's Hangar."
Gary Wayne Jones - Given by David & Kathy Erwin. "The Deer Watch" by Collins.
Steve Kolb - Given by David & Kathy Erwin. "Stillwater Strategies" by Lockhart.
Steve Kolb - Given by Mark & Diane Burger. "Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping" by Watt.
Judy Rae - Given by Gregg & Velda Dougherty. "Slash Your Stash: Scrap Quilts from McCall's Quilting."
Martin Sauer - Given by Jodie & Debbie Gordon. "St. Louis Cardinals: Where Have You Gone: Vince Coleman, Ernie Broglio, John Tudor, and Other Cardinal Greats" by Rains and "St. Louis Cardinals: The Championship Seasons."
Evelyn Shahan - Given by David & Kathy Erwin. "Aesop's Fables."
Evelyn Shahan - Given by Eva Jane Noe, Brian Noe & Danny Noe. "Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?" by Bunting, "Baby Penguins Everywhere!" by Guoin, "Grumpy Goat" by Helquist, "The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart" by Andrews, and "All Through My Town" by Reidy.
Joan Simmons (Mother of Robert Simmons) - Given by Glenda Hunt. "Breverton's Complete Herbal: A Book of Remarkable Plants and Their Uses."
May - July 2013 Honor Books:
Adair County Public Library Volunteers 2012 - Given by Friends of the Library. "Giving Quilt (Large Print)" by Chiaverini, "Taste of Home: New Church Supper Cookbook," "The Family Handyman: Whole House Repair Guide," "Travels of Marco Polo," "Fenway: A Fascinating First Century," "Heartland: The Photographs of Terry Evans" by Evans, and "Fashion: 150 Years: Couturiers, Designers & Labels" by Seeling.
Tina Cook (Adair County Public Library Circulation Clerk June Birthday) - Given by Glenda Hunt. "A Road Trip into America's Hidden Heart: Traveling the Back Roads, Backwoods, and Backyards" by Robinson.
Daniel (My Library Friend) - Given by Sheryl Feiner. "Hide and Seek: Things That Go."
Jim & Barbara Higgins (60th Wedding Anniversary) - Given by Paul & Glenda Hunt. "Grandma Knows Best" by Maple.
Harold Hower (A Dachau Liberator) - Given by Robert L. Costic. "The Liberator" by Kershaw.
Hank Krambeck (66th Wedding Anniversary) - Given by Phyllis Krambeck. "42: the Jackie Robinson Story (DVD)."
My Dad - Given by Grace Mohler. "Made by Dad" by Bedford.
Grace Mohler - Given by Mom & Dad. "Froggy's Worst Playdate" by London, "Betty Bunny Didn't Do It" by Kaplan, "Rosie's Magical Horse" by Hoban, "Nora's Chicks" by MacLachlan, "Tallulah's Toe Shoes" by Singer, and "That Is Not A Good Idea" by Willems.
Will Murphy (Adair County Public Library Circulation Clerk July Birthday) - Given by Glenda Hunt. "Poems to Learn by Heart."
Gene & Ginny Schneider (50th Wedding Anniversary) - Given by Paul & Glenda Hunt. "Astronaut Wives Club" by Koppel.
John & Jackie Settlage (54th Wedding Anniversary) - Given by Laura Settlage. "American Nurse."
Samantha Sthole (May Birthday) - Given by Glenda Hunt. "Get Started: Baking" by Wright.
May - July 2013 Gifts:
Freeman Foundation - "Powerless" by Cody, "The Cheshire Cheese Cat" by Deedy, "14 Cows for America" by Deedy, "The Wonder of Charlie Anne" by Fusco, "Spy School" by Gibbs, and "Jamie's Journey: the Savannah" by Ebbers.
Friends of the Adair County Public Library (Truman State Children's Literature Festival) - "Extraordinary Young People" by Brill, "The Dead Gentleman" by Cody, "Return of the Library Dragon" by Deedy, "Beholding Bee" by Fusco, "The Last Musketeer" by Gibbs, "Titanic: Voices from the Disaster" by Hopkinson, "Ice Fall" by Kirby, "Keeping Safe the Stars" by O'Connor, "A Pet for Miss Wright" by Young, and "The Center of Everything" by Urban.
Phi Kappa Phi (National Honor Society - Truman State University) - Geronimo Stilton Creepella von Cracklefur Series by Stilton: "Thirteen Ghosts," "Meet Me in Horrorwood," "Ghost Pirate Treasure," and "Return of the Vampire." Geronimo Stilton Cavemice series by Stilton: "Watch Your Tail," and "Stone of Fire." Geronimo Stilton series by Stilton: "Merry Christmas, Geronimo," and "Field Trip to Niagara Falls." Geronimo Stilton: Thea Stilton series by Stilton: "Mystery on the Orient Express," "Secret of the Old Castle," "Secret City," "Prince's Emerald," "Mystery in Paris," "Mountain of Fire," "Dragon's Code," "Ghost of the Shipwreck," "Dancing Shadows," "Star Castaways," "Blue Scarab Hunt," "Ice Treasure," and "Cherry Blossom Adventure."
May - July 2013 Endowments:
John & Jane Bartling Endowment (In Memory of Jane Bartling) - Given by Jeanne Coy.
John & Jane Bartling Endowment (In Memory of Jane Bartling) - Given by Regina Lindhorst.
John & Jane Bartling Endowment (In Memory of Jane Bartling) - Given by Bob & Sue Mason.
John & Jane Bartling Endowment (In Memory of Jane Bartling) - Given by Ron & Jane Schaper.
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: