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Woman leaves $8M gift to Missouri library

“A former library director has left an $8 million gift to Livingston County Library in Chillicothe, which as an annual budget of about $500,000. The memorial gift from Lillian DesMarias will be used to establish the Livingston County Library Charitable Trust. Funds from the trust will support library services and programs the county cannot afford to fund, The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune reported.” (via KMBC)

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Cornell Fine Arts Library Set to Expand With $6-Million Gift

“The Fine Arts Library at Cornell will be expanded thanks to a $6-million gift from architect Mui Ho ’62, B. Arch ’66.  Though sketches of the planned expansion have not yet been drawn, the gift will transform the Fine Arts Library into a “state-of-the-art” research center, study space and archive of visual resources, according to Kent Kleinman, dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning. “We have a vision of a modern and important arts library that will be a place for students to congregate. It’s an ambitious plan, but we are determined to do it right and make it a wonderful place to study,” Kleinman said.” (via The Cornell Daily Sun)

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Duke Libraries Receive $13.6 Million Rubenstein Gift

Duke Today – “Duke University trustee David M. Rubenstein will give $13.6 million to the Duke University Libraries in support of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, President Richard H. Brodhead announced Wednesday. The donation is the largest ever to the libraries. In recognition of Rubenstein’s gift, the special collections library will be renamed the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, following approval by the Board of Trustees.”

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Library of Congress to get rare map of flat world

AP – “An Oregon man has given the Library of Congress a rare and unusual gift: a 120-year-old map supporting the theory that the Earth is flat. Don Homuth, of Salem, Ore., says the map was given to him by his eighth-grade teacher. It was created by Orlando Ferguson of Hot Springs, S.D.”

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