We welcome your donations, whether toward general funding or contributions to the Legacy Fund . Gifts to the library are true "gifts of knowledge." Giving to the library is an investment in the future of the citizens of Orrville and the Wayne County area. These gifts help the library broaden and enrich our collection and keep our materials current and in good condition. Your donations also help the library implement a variety of special services for adults, children and young adults.
When you donate, we are happy to purchase materials in honor of or in memory of someone special to you. We will also provide a card for you to give to the person of your choice, and the library will send a letter of appreciation. Take a look at our Gifts and Memorial Brochure  for more details.
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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.