Saturday, October 16, 2010

New Jersey Public Library Receives $860,000 Bequest

Link to October 15 Hunterdon County Democrat article, "Hunterdon County Library gets no-strings $860,000 gift".

Excerpt:    Library officials are mulling how they’ll use an $860,000 bequest from former Raritan Township residents Anneliese and Dario Stefani.

Anneliese died on May 6 at the Hunterdon Care Center, she was 89. Dario died on Oct. 23, 2006.

“The Hunterdon County Library was a very important part of Anneliese’s life,” wrote her good friend and the executor of her estate Jane Petrie of Princeton, in an Oct. 1 letter to Library Director Mark Titus. “She found the selections to be varied and enjoyed new areas of information to explore. The friendliness of the staff was very welcoming to her and helpful in her love of reading.”

There are no stipulations on how the money should be spent, according to Petrie. Titus said the library would set up a separate revenue fund with the money, “so we can account for every penny of its use.

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