|Volume II, Issue 1
Compliments of the Friends of the
Gift Will Establish
Book Endowment for Children
|On Friday, December 29, 2000, Colonel and Mrs. Robert G. McMaster of
Winnsboro presented stock with the approximate value
of $90,000 to the library to be used to
establish the Robert and Rebecca McMaster Book Endowment.
Proceeds from sale of the stock will be
invested and the income used to purchase
books which will be given away to children
in Fairfield County.
Colonel McMaster says, "We hope that the
library will act as a catalyst to encourage
many people and organizations to help with
time, money, and ideas. What is needed is
a county-wide effort to teach young people
to learn to love reading."
Library Director Sarah McMaster said
that the fund will allow the library to
support some of the reading initiatives that
are already in place in Fairfield County
such as the Health Department's book
program and FamilyRead which is
sponsored by the Fairfield County Literacy
Bob and Becky McMaster with Clyde
to a young child is the best preparation for school success", McMaster says,
"and this endowment will allow the library to encourage family literacy by finding
ways to get books into the hands of families in Fairfield County. Having a library
card and using the library is important, but every child should also have books that they
Dr. Clyde McCants, Chairman of the Fairfield County Library Commission, accepted the gift
on behalf of the board.
|The Fairfield County Library
Commission welcomes three new members recently appointed for four-year terms by the
Fairfield County Council: George Mobley, Plumie Richmond, and Mary Lynn Zeno.
They join current board members Clyde McCants, Bubba Lyles, Lanna McMeekin, and Dorothy
Saying hello to three new members also means saying good-bye to three retiring
members.: Virginia Roseborough, Harriet Pauling, and Elizabeth Patrick. Each
has served two consecutive four-year terms and has made significant contributions to the
library and its programs.
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