LEWISTON — The Lewiston Public Library has received a donation of $18,920 from the estate of Barbara Varney Randall to set up an endowed fund in memory of Barbara and her late husband, James M. Randall. The gift was presented to library officials by attorney Thomas P. Peters, estate representative.

The newly-established fund will be titled “James M. and Barbara V. Randall Memorial Fund” and will become part of the Library Endowment Fund. As stipulated by Randall’s will, proceeds from the growth and interest earned on the fund will be used to purchase materials for the reference and circulating nonfiction collections.

The gift was accepted by Board of Library Trustees Chairwoman Darby Ray, outgoing LPL Director Rick Speer and the new director, Marcela Peres.

The Lewiston Public Library is a department of the city of Lewiston and the city’s Finance Department oversees the endowment fund, where gifts are held in perpetuity and managed for long-term growth to further the goals, services and resources of the library. The fund is currently valued at $1.7 million.

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Lewiston Public Library officials accept a check from attorney Thomas P. Peters, third from left, to set up the “James M. and Barbara V. Randall Memorial Fund.” Accepting the donation on behalf of the library are, from left, new library Director Marcela Peres, outgoing Director Rick Speer and library board Chairwoman Darby Ray.

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