The Orrville Library Legacy Fund was established in 2007. With state funding decreasing, the Board of Trustees sought to ensure that our community's library continues into the future while maintaining a high quality collection, superior service and a beautiful building and grounds.
The Legacy Fund was established through the generous contribution of Orrville resident William Barnes, who named the Orrville Public Library as a recipient of a portion of his estate. The fund was further augmented by a donation from Orrville's own Coach Bob Knight, and Coach Knight's friends at Texas Tech matched his contribution. Coach Knight's funds established the Hazel Knight and Sarah Henthorne Memorial Fund as a separate part of the library's Legacy Fund.
These funds are held within the Wayne County Community Foundation in order to maximize earning power. The Legacy Fund was established to invest the donated monies and use only the interest earned. The Hazel Knight and Sarah Henthorne Memorial Fund is designated for programs and materials only. Contributions to the Legacy Fund can be made at any time by contacting the Orrville Public Library or the Wayne County Community Foundation.