heartwarming story about a man donating a library in his partner’s name

If you love books and uplifting stories, you’ll want to read about this story Jen found, about Lorey Lokey, an 82-year old man who donated $20 million to have a library built–and asked that it be built under his longtime companion’s name, Joanne Harrington. He also had a stone put in front of the library dedicated to the librarian at his grammar school who helped him love reading.

I love reading feel-good stories like this; they bring such a nice feeling. What a lovely way to honor someone you love, by sharing your love of something–books–and allowing many, many other people to benefit. And how neat is it that he also remembers and honors a librarian from his childhood? Librarians, teachers, kind adults who encourage us to read as children, *are* remembered and valued. I know that, myself; I still remember a favorite librarian I had in grade school, who helped make the library a safe haven for me. Mrs. Clark, wherever you are, thank you.

Read more at Jen’s blog and follow her link for the full story.

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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2 Responses to heartwarming story about a man donating a library in his partner’s name

  1. Jen Robinson says:

    Glad you enjoyed the story, Cheryl! It was something I knew that I HAD to share on the blog, because I knew that people like you would appreciate it.

  2. Cheryl says:

    I’m so glad you did; it was wonderful to read!

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