Sue Herndon honored at Stillwater Public Library event March 11

(STILLWATER, OKLA. / Feb. 26, 2014) — Friends of Sue Herndon and community members are invited to a dedication at the Stillwater Public Library on Tuesday, March. 11.  Herndon, who passed away on Aug. 25, 2012, is being honored for her donation to the Stillwater Public Library Trust.

“The Trust is so grateful for Ms. Herndon’s endowment,” said Barbara Miller, chair of the Stillwater Public Library Trust.  “Donations like this ensure that the library trust can support excellence in library services. She has given our library a future.”

The dedication will take place in the Auditorium at the beginning of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Town Hall at 1 p.m. After the dedication, the public is invited to stay for the OLLI Town Hall program about Habitat for Humanity.

“At the dedication, we will unveil her commemorative plaque which will hang in the library,” said Lynda Reynolds, library director.  “It will take its place along with plaques commemorating some of our other library heroes.”

Herndon came to Stillwater in 1964.  She joined the faculty of the College of Home Economics, and then served as an Extension Specialist in Housing and Equipment.  Herndon retired as Associate Professor in 1986.

The Stillwater Public Library Trust, created in 1984 and governed by a five member local board, encourages private donations.  These donations ensure the growth, security, and perpetuity of the library by providing equipment and services not otherwise available. 

Past funds have been used for projects such as providing a bookmobile for homebound users and community outreach, updating computer equipment and book collections and providing testing and genealogical databases.  This month, the Trust also purchased the books to be distributed during “One Book, One Community: Stillwater Reads Fahrenheit 451” series.

For information about making a contribution to the Trust or to discuss including the Trust in estate planning, please contact Reynolds at 405-372-3633 x 8101 or lreynolds@stillwater.org.  Online donations can be made at http://library.stillwater.org/library_trust_board.php.

The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. (the corner of Duck and 12th Ave.). Library hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.