Thursday, February 2, 2012

Clintonville Public Library Among Beneficiaries of Billings Estate

Billings estate gives $1.43 million to community. (Waupaca County Post, 2/1/2012)

Excerpt:    The Clintonville Public Library will receive $286,000.

"We are thrilled and very grateful for the donation from the Billings estate," said Clintonville Public Library Director Kathy Mitchell. "Jane K. Billings was Director of the Clintonville Public Library from 1939-1949 before she took the position of Librarian at Clintonville High School. Robert and Jane Billings were generous supporters of the library throughout their lives, especially the library's local history collection which is housed in the Wisconsin Room. "

The Library Board of Trustees just learned of the amount of the donation and has not had time to plan for the use of these funds," Mitchell continued. "Before his death, Mr. Billings gave the library permission to digitize the book 'Some Movers and Shakers of Clintonville and Points North' written by Jane K. Billings. It is now available online as part of the Clintonville Memory Project in InfoSoup, the online catalog of over 50 libraries in Northeastern Wisconsin.

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