From AP (via US News):
The money was left to the Brown County Public Library by Tesh Wickard, who lived in Nashville and died in 2014 at age 90.
The public library in rural southern Indiana is receiving $2.3 million from the estate of a high school business teacher.
Wickard specified the money could only go toward building maintenance or expansion so the library wouldn’t deteriorate.
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The endowment is set up so that only interest earned can be used, the principal is never touched and the funds will be ongoing, library trustees said in a news release. Spending will be the responsibility of the public library board of trustees, with oversight from the Wickard endowment board.
One of the first projects planned is to modernize and revamp the checkout area at the front of the library, said library board of trustees member Bob Gustin.
“Tesh valued the importance a library plays in the community. This kind gesture is a gift to all of Brown County, not just the library,” said Stori Snyder, director of the library, in a news release.