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Pictured is a portion of the books purchased with a recent grant from the Ruth N. Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund that was established at the Noble County Community Foundation by Ruth’s daughter and son-in-law, Kelli S. and G. Steven Burrill. The fund was established in 2008 to provide support to the Kendallville Public Library to purchase materials for the children’s collection. The library was able to fill holes in series, purchase new series and fulfill an amazing number of patron requests for specific books.

All the books are marked inside with a “book plate” indicating the purchase of the book was made possible by the Ruth N. Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund.The Ruth N. Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund welcomes additional gifts to continue Ruth’s legacy of providing materials to the children’s collection. Gifts to the Ruth N. Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund can be made payable to the Noble County Community Foundation, 1599 Lincolnway South,

Ligonier IN 46767 or call the community foundation at 260-894-3335.