Iowa: Former School Teacher Leaves Council Bluffs Public Library $2 Million
She spent hours upon hours during her 70 years there, reading about faraway lands, visions of the future and dramas about life and love.
As a gift to the institution that gave her so much joy, the former school teacher left $2.5 million to the Council Bluffs Public Library.
Cook died Dec. 16, 2012, and left her entire estate to the Council Bluffs Public Library Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises money to enhance activities at the institution. With the help of donors, including Cook, the foundation raised the money to construct the new library building at 400 Willow Ave. in 1998.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.