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.