Donation Pulls Local Library out of Debt

By: Tim Saunders
By: Tim Saunders

A Shenandoah County native is making a major difference for a local library he'll probably never get a chance to use. Quentin Proctor offered thousands of dollars to the Mount Jackson library to help the facility pay down its debt and add extra shelves for the growing selection of books.

The Library completed a move last fall from its former building to a more spacious location at the new town hall. Construction costs left them in the hole by more than $10,000, something Proctor has now taken care of.

"With Mr. Proctor's donation, we bought all the shelving to complete the outer walls and some inner areas and pay off the last of the $4000 we owed the county library system," says Library Board Chairman Bob Thompson.

Proctor lives in Maryland now but a plaque hangs in the library to remind patrons of his generosity.

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