The Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library recently contributed $10,000 to the Library Foundation and was recognized with a plaque on the Louise Shadduck Legacy Wall at the entrance to the Community Room. Pictured, left to right, are Friends members Vicki Neely, Peggy Appleman, Audrey Tomaras, Helen Yuditsky, Pat Wilson, Judy Green, Lynn Sheridan, Marian VanStone, Bill Crane, Janet Crane, Helen Shortridge, Mary Jo Boyle, Judy Edwards and Dora Griffith.
The Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library became the third donors to be recognized on the Louise Shadduck Legacy Wall with the organization’s contribution of $10,000 to the Library Foundation.
The wall, at the entrance to the library’s Community Room, honors the late Louise Shadduck of Coeur d’Alene, author, historian, community activist and former Idaho Secretary of Commerce, as well as the honorary Chair for the Library Building Campaign.
Other donors on the wall include the William Morrow Family and Idaho Forest Industries, Inc.
The Friends of the Library was founded in the mid-1970s to raise funds to purchase books and other items for the collection, furnishing and equipment and to support library programs for children and adults. The Friends previously contributed more than $222,000 to the foundation as one of the major donors supporting the building fund for the new library.
The Friends of the Library operate Second Story Books in the lobby of the library with an all-volunteer staff.
The life of Shadduck will be celebrated at the library on Sept. 12, 4-6 p.m., with a presentation entitled “Remembering Louise” – part of “Love Your Library Day” activities marking the second anniversary of the opening of the library at its 702 E. Front Ave. location. For more information about giving and recognition opportunities at the library contact Library Foundation Executive Director Ruth Pratt at 208/769-2380.
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