January 23, 2022

California: San Rafael Receives $462,120 Donation to Help Build New Downtown Library

From the Marin Independent Journal:

Preliminary plans to build a new downtown San Rafael library are in the works after the City Council approved a donation of more than $462,000 to the effort.

Council members voted unanimously Monday to create the Kay Corlett Memorial Fund to help build a new library. Katherine “Kay” Corlett was a San Rafael resident who was passionate about the library and volunteering. She died June 8, 2014, at the age of 88.

In her trust, Corlett left $462,120 from her estate to the library for the use of building a new facility accessible to everyone. The library received word of the donation last month. Library officials plan to name a meeting room or auditorium in the new library after Corlett.

“She often referenced building a new library as a main goal,” said San Rafael Library Director Sarah Houghton.


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