Groundbreaking for Claire’s Courtyard – an outdoor space that includes a pavilion, an amphitheater and al fresco dining. This project is made possible by a gift from Dr. Glenn Swogger and named after his beloved late wife Claire.
Friends, family and co-workers joined at the library to honor Warren Taylor and his late mother, Velva C. Taylor. Warren provided the first gift to name one of eight new team rooms.
Laura Sinkler, a teacher at Raintree Montessori School in Lawrence, made a gift to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in honor her 9-year-old student, Tilly Johnson. Why is Sinkler honoring Tilly…?
Kay McFarland donated two handcrafted benches to provide comfort and convenience in the well-loved media area of the library. She identified a need for the library and offered this wonderful gift to provide a solution.
The Redbud Foundation, created by Glenn and Claire Swogger, was honored at the Topeka Chapter of the AFP National Philanthropic Day luncheon.
The Leaves in the Atrium donor recognition wall takes on a new look in the library’s Robert M. & Hazel F. Lingo Rotunda. Check out the names of donors who made gifts of $1,000 or more to The Library Foundation between 2001-2013.
“Reading was Norma Holbrook’s hobby, her passion. She loved reading novels and had her favorite authors.” Those were the words from Norma’s husband Ralph after he made a generous gift to The Library Foundation in honor and memory of Norma.