As a retired employee of TSCPL, I was excited to know of the founding of the Edward and Mary Wilder Society. Established by The Library Foundation, this organization recognizes those who have (or will be) remembering the library through their wills or trusts. I was pleased to be asked to become a member of the society, as I have made a bequest to the library in my will.
After a thirty-one year history of employment with the library, I have very strong feelings about its importance to the community and the folk who use it. I cannot imagine Topeka without this institution or the significant role it plays for the people. As citizen-users, it is our responsibility to insure that this organization continues to thrive and be made greater by our contributions to it.
We all have special places in our hearts for the things that have been most important to us. For me the library is such a place. As a member of the Wilder Society, I am pleased to join with many others in proclaiming my enthusiasm for it.
I am happy to urge my fellow Topekans to become involved in their library by indicating a special gift now or in the future. Then they too can enjoy the camaraderie of the Wilder Society and the company of those of like minds.