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.
August - December 2013 Memorial Books:
David Paul Aldridge - Given by David & Kathy Erwin. "Miracle Mud" by Kelly.
Aunt Donna (Aunt of Mrs. B) - Given by Mrs. B. "The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf" by Teague.
Jane Bartling - Given by Sojourners Club. "The Wedding Quilt" (Large Print) by Chiaverini and "The Bridge" (Large Print) by Kingsbury.
Kathleen (Kathie) Harrington - Given by Bill & Rita Henderson & Family. "Tears of Laughter, Tears of Pain: Stories & Strategies for Parents and Professionals of Young Children with Autism and ASD" by Harrington and "Bayo the Boo Cow" by Harrington.
Kathleen (Kathie) Harrington - Given by Mike, Sallie, Phillip & Jeffrey Martin. "To Dance with Fireflies" by Harrington.
Freda Iaiser - Given by Friends and Family. "Gooseberry Patch: The Christmas Table," "Whisper of Peace" (Large Print) by Sawyer, "Living the Good Long Life: a Practical Guide to Caring for Yourself and Others" by Stewart, "Taste of Home: Recipes Across America," "The World's 100 Best Adventure Trips" by Trifoni and "Armitage's Garden Perennials" by Armitage.
Freda Iaiser - Given by Bill & Evelyn Kellison. "Gooseberry Patch: The Harvest Table."
Gary Jones - Given by Paul & Glenda Hunt. "Ride, Cowboy, Ride" by Black.
Gary Jones - Given by Gene & Ginny Schneider. "Old Barn Book" by Noble.
Steve Kolb - Given by Kirksville Saddle Club. "Coin Collector's Survival Manual" by Travers.
Piper Annlyn Laudwig - Given by Grandma Anita & Uncle Jaxon. "There, There" by McBratney.
Dr. Gordon Richardson - Given by Bob & Jane Dager. "Fraidyzoo" by Heder, "Foxy in Love" by Dodd, "Invisible Boy" by Ludwig, "The Kite That Bridged Two Nations" by O'Neill, "Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Going to School" by Martin, "Ant & Honeybee: a Pair of Friends in Winter" by McDonald, "Pomelo's" by Badescu, "Animal ABC" by Pfister and "Miss Maple's Seeds" by Wheeler.
Juanita Simpson - Given by Sojourners Club. "Eighty Days: Nelly Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World" by Goodman and "The Politics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained."
Shirley Sprehe - Given by Jeff & Jo Morasco. "Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleepover" by Melling and "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" by Andersen.
Shirley Sprehe - Given by WNBC Bridge Club - Harriet Beard, Pat Green, Jan Hartje, Laura Hulse, Janice Legg, Vel Miller, and Dona Truitt. "How Far Do You Love Me?" by Delacre, "Rainbow Stew" by Falwell, "Hooray Parade" by Joosse and "Bogart and Vinnie" by Vernick.
Ruth Weeks Twining (Mother of Lin Twining) - Given by Dr. Lin Twining. "Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World" by Lawler.
Uncle Bill (Uncle of Mrs. B) - Given by Mrs. B. "Lumpito and the Painter From Spain" by Kulling.
Bucky Walter - Given by Kirksville Saddle Club. "Sycamore Row" by Grisham.
August - December 2013 Honor Books:
Michele Breault (Retirement from Truman State University) - Given by David & Brenda Conner. "200 Blocks from Quiltmaker Magazine" and "Best of Fons and Porter: Tips & Techniques."
Diane Burger (Adair County Public Library Children's Librarian) December Birthday - Given by Glenda Hunt. "Marc Brown's Playtime Rhymes: a Treasury for Families to Learn and Play Together" by Brown.
Linda Colton - Given by Wednesday Bridge Club. "What Are You Looking At: the Surprising, Shocking and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art" by Gompertz.
Brenda Conner (Adair County Public Library Circulation Clerk) November Birthday - Given by Glenda Hunt. "Pick Ups: a Love Story" by Zehr.
Kara Drury (Adair County Public Library Administrative Assistant) November Birthday - Given by Glenda Hunt. "Weekends with Daisy" by Luttrell.
Sonja Hannah (Adair County Public Library Cataloger) August Birthday - Given by Glenda Hunt. "Hands Off My Honey" by Chapman.
Buster & Nancy Herron (50th Wedding Anniversary) - Given by the Truitts - Ann, Karla, Ronnie, Sheila & Boys. "Growing Vegetables" by Akeroyd.
Kirksville Noon Rotary Club - Chris Halliday, PDG Michael Johnson and Linda Goalonton (Guest Speakers) - "Dogs Don't Brush Their Teeth" by DeGroat.
Kirksville Noon Rotary Club - Dennis Daniels, Jamie Janes, Jared Niemeyer, Foster Janes, Adam Alghalith, Sam Northcutt and Bob Behnen (Guest Speakers) - "Joy of Keeping Horses: the Ultimate Guide to Keeping Horses on Your Property" by Shiers.
Kirksville Noon Rotary Club - Marcy Palermo, Sandra Williams, Bill Vaughn and Sgt. Brent Bernhardt (Guest Speakers) - "TIME: History's Greatest Images."
Kirksville Noon Rotary Club - Gregg Nesbitt, Chief Jim Hughes, Frank Colton and Gentrie Schafer (Guest Speakers) - "Golf's All-Time Firsts, Mosts, Leasts and a Few Nevers" by Barkow.
Kirksville Noon Rotary Club - Mark Burger, Jeff Suchomel and Representative Nate Walker (Guest Speakers) - "Art That Changed the World."
Kirksville Noon Rotary Club - Randy Behrens and Troy Paino (Guest Speakers) - "National Geographic: Global Atlas: a Comprehensive Picture of the World Today with More Than 300 New Maps, Infographics and Illustrations."
Kirksville Noon Rotary Club - Jeff Romine, "Shag" Grossnickle and Larry Evans (Guest Speakers) - "Pocket Fishing Basics Guide" by Bourne.
Kirksville Noon Rotary Club - Cassy Venters, Bill Cosgrove, Andrea & Xavier O'Brien and David & Deb Nichols (Guest Speakers) - "Is This Panama?: a Migration Story" by Thornhill.
Hank Krambeck (65th Wedding Anniversary) - Given by Phyllis Krambeck. "The Last Outlaws: the Lives and Legends of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" by Hatch, "Frontier Justice" by Brooks, "Butch Cassidy: the Lost Years" by Johnstone, "The Indian" by Boggs, "Ute Peak Country" (Large Print) by Paine, "Slaughter Canyon" (Large Print) by West, "Greatest Cowboy Stories Ever Told," "Where the Rivers Run North" by Morton, "Six-Gun Fury" (Large Print) by Cole, "Travis: a Western Duo" by Flynn, "Adventures of Johnny Vermillion" (Book on CD) by Estleman, "Lime Creek" (Book on CD) by Henry, "Robber's Roost" by Raine, "Decoy" (DVD), "Hell's Fury" (DVD), "Showdown" (DVD), "Death in the Canyon" (Large Print) by Nelson, "Lone War Cry" by Miller, "With Blood in Their Eyes" by Cobb, "Shot All to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape" by Gardner, "Red Moon" (Large Print) by Cotton, "Trail Hand" (Large Print) by Stone, "Prairie Empire" (Large Print) by Paine, and "Double or Nothing" (Large Print) by Mims.
Jill McCord - Given by AZ Club. "Longest Ride" by Sparks.
Jill McCord - Given by Thursday Bridge Club. "Astronaut Wives Club" (Book on CD) by Koppel and "Old Man River: the Mississippi River in North American History" by Schneider.
Grace Mohler - Given by Mom & Dad. "The Case of the Missing Donut" by McGhee, "Pete the Cat: the Wheels on the Bus" by Litwin, "Ling & Ting Share a Birthday" by Lin, "Frog Trouble" by Boynton, "Xander's Panda Party" by Park, "Cat Talk" by McLachlan, "Ruff! And the Wonderfully Amazing Busy Day" by Church, "Mr. Tiger Goes Wild" by Brown, "Ladybug Girl and the Big Snow" by Soman, "Secret Pizza Party" by Rubin, "Llama, Llama and the Billy Goat" by Dewdney, "Brush of the Gods" by Look, "Papa's Mechanical Fish" by Fleming, "The Tortoise and the Hare" by Pinkney, and "Mr's Waffles" by Weisner.
Harold & Becky Osborn - Given by Vauncille Eitel. "Show Me the Murder" by Mulford, "Maid's Version" by Woodrell, "Dick Francis's Refusal" by Francis, "Daughters of Mars" by Keneally, "Secret Keeper" by Lewis, "Blind Justice" by Perry, "Equilibrium" by Thomson, "The Pyramid" by Mankell, "Madd Addam" by Atwood, and "Sweet Thunder" by Doig.
Susan Warren (Adair County Public Library Circulation Clerk) December Birthday - Given by Glenda Hunt. "Grown-Ups 2" (DVD).
August - December 2013 Gifts:
A&E Funds - Large Print Books: "Sea Glass" by Woods, "Almost Amish" by Cushman, "The Guardian" by Lewis, "Breath of Dawn" by Heitzmann, "Ladies' Night" by Andrews, "Daddy's Gone A-Hunting" by Clark, "Last Runaway" by Chevalier, "Death of Yesterday" by Beaton, "Miss Dreamsville & the Collier County Women's Literary Society" by Hearth, "What the Cat Saw" by Hart, "Don't Go" by Scottoline, "The Painted Girls" by Buchanan, "Fresh-Start Ranch" by Harris, "Red Velvet Cupcake Murder" by Fluke, "Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble" by Ross, "Another Piece of My Heart" by Green, "Lemon Orchard" by Rice, "Sugar and Spice" by Macomber, "Chance" by Kingsbury, "Bad Monkey" by Hiaasen, "Sisters of Mercy Flats" by Copeland, "House That Love Built" by Wiseman, "Fall From Grace" by Patterson, "Alex Cross, Run" by Patterson, "Sand Castle Bay" by Woods, "Wind Chime Point" by Woods, and "The Husband List" by Evanovich.
Carl & Shirley Baldwin - "Turning Pens and Pencils" by Christensen.
Ray & Judie Klinginsmith - "Playing the Enemy" by Carlin.
Gary Major - "Secret Rescue: an Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines" by Lineberry.
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
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
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: