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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.

July - September 2014 Memorial Books:

Rick Anderson - Given by Jackie Weller & Cassandra Erickson. "World Encyclopedia of Military Vehicles" by Ware and "Rest in Silence" by Benn.
Rick Anderson - Given by Judy McQuoid's Staff at WTHR. "Word of Mouth: a Guide to Commercial Voice-Over Excellence" by Blu, "Survivors: a Catalog of Missouri's Remaining Century County Courthouses" by Pace, and "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Battleships & Cruisers" by Hore.
Rick Anderson - Given by Kelley Moots-Crossland. "Classic Rock Gold" [music CD] and "NOW That's What I Call Classic Rock" [music CD].
Rick Anderson - Given by Shirlene Walker. "1001 Bizarre Rock 'n' Roll Stories" by Lodge and "Rock 'n' Roll Myths: the True Stories Behind the Most Infamous Legends" by Graff.
Carl Baldwin - Given by Paul & Glenda Hunt. "D-Day to Victory: with the Men and Machines that Won the War" by Bull.
Edith Davis (Mother of John J. Davis) - Given by Disciples Women First Christian Church. "The St. Louis Cardinals 1920-2013: an Illustrated History" by Nunes.
Gene Gardner - Given by David & Kathy Erwin. "Digger Dog" by Bee.
Jolene Johnson - Given by Kennedy & Gage Gray. "Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century" by O'Connor.
H. Edith Lay (Grandmother of Krista Kent) - Given by DeRaye Hansen. "Maisy Goes to the Movies" by Cousins and "My Country, Tis of Thee: How One Song Reveals the History of Civil Rights" by Murphy.
H. Edith Lay (Grandmother of Krista Kent) - Given by Debra Gordon. "My Bibi Always Remembers" by Buzzeo and "The Orchestra Pit" by Wright.
Dale Martin - Given by Paul & Glenda Hunt. "There's a Hole in the Bucket" by Feierabend.
Dale Martin - Given by John Bartling. "D-Day Beaches: an Illustrated Companion" by Evans, "The Loch Ness Monster" by Lester, and "Guerrillas in Civil War Missouri" by Erwin.
Dale Martin - Given by Clif & Jill Rogers. "Turtle Island" by Sherry and "You Are the Music: How Music Reveals what It Means to be Human" by Williamson.
Gary Schneider - Given by Clif & Jill Rogers. "Cement Mixers" by Osier and "Construction" by Sutton.
E. Robert Twining, U.S. Army (Served at Los Alamos) - Given by his daughter Dr. Lin Twining. "The Green Glass Sea" by Klages.

July - September 2014 Honor Books:

Esme Aubuchon - Given by Elaine Aubuchon. "The Bravest Princess" by Baker.
Alyssa Billington (Adair County Public Library Circulation Clerk - July Birthday) - Given by Glenda Hunt. "Dangerous!" by Warnes.
Elise (Ellie) Gerdes (2nd Birthday) - Given by Dr. Lin Twining. "Rosie Revere, Engineer" by Beaty.
Marietta Jayne (July Birthday) - Given by Lanier White. "Eden In Winter" by Patterson, "Sorrow Bound" by Mark and "Competition" by Clark.
Linda Lehmann (August Birthday) - Given by Glenda Hunt. "Presidential Picture Stories: Behind the Cameras at the White House" by Brack.
Jack & Sue Magruder (60th Wedding Anniversary) - Given by Eva Jane Noe. "Total Outdoorsman Manual" by Nickens, "Horse Training: Bonding with Your Horse Through Gentle Leadership" by Brouseon and "An Illustrated A-Z History of Tractors" by Cet.
Micheal Olson (Adair County Public Library Circulation Clerk - June Birthday) - Given by Glenda Hunt. "Batman: a Celebration of 75 Years."
Tim Peters & Kristie Swaim - Given by David & Kathy Erwin. "When Elephant Met Giraffe" by Gude.
Gary Smith (September Birthday) - Given by Glenda Hunt. "Dog-Friendly Dog Training" by Arden.
Shirley Smith (August Birthday) - Given by Glenda Hunt. "Pie: 300 Tried-and-True Recipes for Delicious Homemade Pie" by Haedrich.

July - September 2014 Gifts:

Pat Ellebracht - "Needle in the Bone: How a Holocaust Survivor and a Polish Resistance Fighter Beat the Odds and Found Each Other" by Mirriam.
Friends of the Adair County Public Library (TSU Children's Lit Festival 2014) - "The Universe of Fair" by Bulion, "The Second Life of Abigail Walker" by Dowell, "Zinnia & Dot" by Ernst, "In Search of Sasquatch" by Halls, "True... Sort of" by Hannigan, "My Hippo Has Hiccups" by Nesbitt, "Clementine" by Pennypacker, "Outside of a Horse" by Roby, "One Came Home" by Timberlake, "Hound Dog True" by Urban and "The Shadows" by West.


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.