August 8, 2008

Library celebrates benefactor's 159th birthday

In 1927, the Racine Public Library received its very first bequest, from Mrs. Emily A. Lee, wife of Charles H. Lee, the first president of the Racine Public Library board of directors. Mr. Lee oversaw the development of the library from its first inception and Mrs. Lee's bequest continues to provide the library with funding to enhance library activities and programs.

August 10 marks the 159th birthday of Mrs. Emily Lee and the library will mark the occasion with a birthday celebration at 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 11, at the library, 75 Seventh St. The public is invited to enjoy birthday cake while supplies last.

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