This fund was established on December 17, 2008 at the Findlay Hancock County Community Foundation and was made possible with a gift from her children, Dave Rader and Susan Kinn.
The gift principal is invested by the Foundation to allow its growth over time and the library will receive earnings on this growth annually.
The endowment fund will be a permanent source of library capital, enabling us to be good stewards of these funds today and for the future of our library.
Miriam began her career at the library in 1959 and was named director in 1965. Her dedication to this library and the community was tremendous and her legacy addition stands as a fitting tribute to her 44 years of service.
Miriam retired in April 1986 in order to care for her husband Charlie and then returned to us in January 1987 as a part-time evening circulation clerk. Miriam's knack for finding missing items was unsurpassed and her huge heart and laughter made her a joy to work with.
She officially retired in August 2003 at the age of 85.
Miriam passed away on August 1, 2008 at the age of 89.