Memorial contributions help strengthen county libraries

“The Colusa County Free Library has been the grateful recipient of many donations over the course of its existence,” said Colusa County Librarian, Stacey Costello. “No matter the size of the donation, the library can put the money to good use, purchasing a variety of materials or items that best honor the memory of the deceased.”

After the passing of Miyo “Alice” Kitamura in February 2017, the Grimes branch of the Colusa County Free Library received more than $2,000 in donations from many friends and family members, in her honor.

“With the memorial donations, we were able to add almost 100 new books to the Grimes branch collections, including a permanent set of classics in both the adult and children’s sections and reference materials highlighting Japanese American culture,” said Costello. “Because of Mrs. Kitamura, an avid reader who loved a good mystery, we also added multiple new titles from that genre in her honor.”

Similarly, in 2016, the Maxwell branch library received a reading nook.

“The nook is complete with a leather chair, electric fireplace, and a new set of the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder in honor of Eunice Dennis, Mrs. Dennis,” said Costello. “She loved to curl up with a good book; a comfortable place in the library in her name has enabled patrons to do just that.”

If you wish to make a monetary donation in the form of a bequest, endowment, memorial, or planned giving or trust, contact the Colusa County Library Director, Stacey Costello at (530) 458-0372. All donations are tax deductible.■

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