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Washburn Memorial Library Memorials & Gifts   
2023 - 2024

Thank you to everyone who has given so generously to our

Memorial Fund.  These gifts are listed by year.

2023

In loving memory of Rosalvo “Ross” Delbert McKenna. Given by Auntie Kate, Uncle Andrew, Carson, and Abby Lou:

  • I'll Love you Till the Cows Come Home, by: Kathryn Cristaldi

  • Goodnight, Tractor, by: Michelle Robinson

  • This Farm is a Family, by: Dan McKernan

  • Garden Time, by: Jill McDonald

  • First Christmas on the Farm, by: Holly Berry-Byr

  • Big Red Barn, by: Margaret Wise Brown

  • Farm Friends, by: Jack Redwing

  • Thank you Farm, by: Jade Orlando

  • A Christmas Wish, by: Beatrix Potter

A donation was given by Rita Kingsbury of a one-year subscription to:

  • The Love of Quilting Magazine

A memorial donation was given by Rita Kingsbury in loving memory of Jessie & Jeremy Fox:

  • The Little Book of Backyard Birdsongs, by Andrea Pinnington

  • How to Feed Backyard Birds, by Chris Earley

  • Rooty the Rutabaga, by Steven Megson

  • Mingo the Flamingo, by Pete Oswald

  • A Backyard Birding Adventure: What's in Your Yard? by Kermit Cummings

  • Little Book of Woodland Bird Songs, by Caz Buckingham

  • Everywhere with You, by Carlie Sorosiak

  • Dalmatian in a Digger, by Rebecca Elliot

A memorial donation was given by Gene & Londa Brown in loving memory of Kay Brown:

  • The Guest Book, by Sarah Blake

  • Killers of a Certain Age, by Deanna Raybourn

  • Encore in Death, by J.D. Robb

  • Abandoned in Death, by J.D. Robb

  • Secrets in Death, by J.D. Robb

  • Echos in Death, by J.D. Robb

  • Apprentice in Death, by J.D. Robb

  • Golden in Death, by J.D. Robb

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A memorial was given by Jackie O'Clair and family in memory of the following:

 

In memory of Eric Thibodeau:

  • A Saucer Full of Secrets, by Pam Henry

  • Loki: Where Mischief Lies, by Mackenzi Lee

  • Gamora & Nebula: Sisters in Arms, by Mackenzi Lee

  • The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches, by Sangu, Mandanna

In memory of Linda & George Seward:

  • Good Dog, Bad Cop, by David Rosenfelt

In memory of Bob & Gwen Thompson:

  • The London Séance Society: A Novel, by Sarah Penner

In memory of Calvin O'Clair:

  • Trust, by Hernan Diaz

  • Hello Beautiful: A Novel, by Ann Napolitano

  • We All Want Impossible Things, by Catherine Newman

  • Construction Site, (Children Goodnight, Goodnight Construction series), by Sherri D. Rinker

  • Mediterranean Air Fryer Cookbook, by Joseph S. Baylor

  • Maame, by Jessica George

A generous memorial donation was given by Gene & Londa Brown and Family in loving memory of Kay Brown. The donation granted two raised garden beds and seedlings for the Children's Library outdoor area! It is a wonderful project for the children to enjoy, planting flowers and tomatoes and watching them grow!

memorial donation was given by Warrena & Carol Bragg in loving memory of Lucky L. Bragg:

 

  • The Total Outdoorsman Skills & Tools Manual (Field & Stream), Hardcover, by T. Edward Nickens

memorial donation was given by Elaine & Billy Churchill in loving memory of Lucky L. Bragg:

  • ATVs, Horsepower, by Matt Doeden (Author), Mandy R. Marx (Author)

A generous donation was given by Jeff McBurnie.

A memorial donation was given by Mildred Bennett  in memory of Rosalvo McKenna:

  • Just in Case You Ever Wonder, by Max Lucado

  • In the Image of God: A Story of Identity and Value, by Joe Caruso

  • A Is for Ark, by Crystal Bowman

A generous donation was made by Andrea & Nicholas Pesut, Jr. This donation was given towards the Scholastic Book Fair so that children could experience the joy of summer reading!

A generous memorial was granted by Matthew & Mackenzie McKenna and their loving family. They dedicated a beautiful shelf with a bounty of books to the precious memory of their child, Rosalvo Delbert McKenna.  Washburn Memorial Library gives a heartfelt thanks to this family who gave the gift of "Reading with Rosalvo."

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A donation by the Washburn Memorial Library Board was given in memory of Laurie Blackstone's Mother, Nancy Langley and her love for gardening:

 

  • We Are the Gardeners, by Joanna Gaines (Children's book, hardcover)  

  • The Cut Flower Sourcebook: Exceptional perennials and woody plants for cutting, by Rachel Siegfried (Hardcover) 

A donation by the Washburn Memorial Library Board was given in memory of Joyce Blackstone and her appreciation for large print, Amish novels:

  • The Bridge to Belle Island, by Cindy & Erin Woodsmall (Large print, hardcover, Christian Historical Fiction) 

  • A Christmas Haven: An Amish Christmas Romance, by Julie Klassen (Large print, hardcover) 

A book donation was given by The Washburn Rotary Club, Rhoda's Rescue, by Barbara Walsh & Abby Grieg.

A memorial book was given by Carol White in memory of Rosalvo Delbert McKenna:

  • The Newborn Child, by Jackie Morris

A memorial book was given by The Pierce Girls in memory of Rosalvo Delbert McKenna.  Note: "For a special little friend, that we can't wait to meet one day." - Matthew 19:14

  • On the Night You Were Born, by Nancy Tillman

The following books were donated by Natalia Bragg in memory of her father, George Henry Howe, Sr:

  • I Felt Awesome, by Moxie

  • The Complete Book of Natural & Medicinal Cures, by Prevention Magazine Health Books

  • The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy, by Valerie Ann Wormwood

The following books were donated by Cynthia Churchill, in memory of her dear friend, Sharon Deeves:

  • The Secret Recipe of Ella Dove, by Karen Hawkins

  • The Five-Star Weekend, by Elin Hilderbrand

  • Chickens, Gin, and a Maine Friendship: The Correspondence of E. B. White and Edmund Ware Smith, by E. B. White and Edmund Ware Smith

 

The following books were donated by Shirley Umphrey in memory of Margaret Allen:

  • Poodle Draws Doodles, by Russell Punter

  • Flamingo Plays Bingo, by Lesley Sims

  • Unicorns in Uniforms, by Russell Punter

  • Cockatoos on a Cruise, by Russell Punter

  • Yeti Cooks Spaghetti, by Russel Punter

Trampus and Cara Davis donated a book in memory of Gary Boone in honor of his love for Maine, mountain climbing, nature and geology:

  • Maine Mountain Guide: AMC's Quintessential Guide to the Hiking Trails of Maine, Featuring Baxter State Park and Acadia National Park, by Cary Michael Kish

The following books were donated by Joyce Doody in memory of Snuffy Pinette and his love for fly fishing:

  • The Total Fly-Fishing Manual: 307 Essential Skills and Tips, by Joe Cremele

  • Fly Fishing Maine: Local Experts on the State's Best Waters, by Bob Mallard

Anna Bragg gifted a generous donation to Washburn Memorial Library.

The Washburn Rotary Club donated a book in memory of Willis E. Laskey, Club President 1963-1964:

  • Fly Fishing Craft, The Art & History, by Darrel Martin

A very generous donation was given by Lidstone Memorial, United Methodist Women in memory of Sonja Butler.

The following books were donated by Vicki & Deryle Sponberg in loving memory of Kathleen Rose Brown:

  • Star of Wonder, by Angela Hunt

  • Home for the Holidays (Puzzle), by Springbok

  • Beach Christmas (Large Print), by Grace Greene

  • Women of the Post: A Novel, by Joshunda Sanders

  • It. Goes. So. Fast.: The Year of No Do-Overs, by Mary Louise Kelly

  • Jerusalem Road series (4 books), by Angela Hunt

  • Strands of Truth (Large Print), by Colleen Coble

  • Whistle Stop Christmas (Puzzle), by Buffalo Games

  • The Paris Notebook, by Tessa Harris

  • The Little Liar, by Mitch Albom

  • Do You Want to Build a Snowman?, by Golden Books

The following books were donated by Jane Humphrey in memory of Timothy Humphrey & Keith Wilson Humphrey:

  • The Frozen River: A Novel, by Ariel Lawhon

  • Looking for Jane: A Novel, by Heather Marshall

  • We Must Not Think of Ourselves: A Novel, by Lauren Grodstein

  • The Field House: A Writer's Life Lost and Found on an Island in Maine, by Robin Clifford Wood

  • Alex Cross Must Die: A Thriller, by James Patterson

Donna & Robert Umphrey gave a generous donation to our library.

Northeast Packaging Company gave a generous donation to our library.

2024

Courtney & Justin Howe donated a subscription of Food & Wine Magazine in memory of William Davis and his appreciation for cooking, as well as his wife Dianna's appreciation of wine.

Trampus & Cara Davis donated a book series in loving memory of William Davis and his love for westerns:

  • To the River's End: A Western Novel of the American Frontier, by William Johnstone

Raymond & Monika Baker donated a subscription of Taste of Home Magazine in memory of Mary Baker.

A generous bounty of books was given by the McKennas and their loving family. They dedicated these beautiful books to the precious memory of, Rosalvo Delbert McKenna.  Washburn Memorial Library gives a heartfelt thanks to this family who gives the gift of "Reading with Rosalvo." The following books are in memory of Rosalvo:

  • Little Blue Truck's Springtime, by Alice Schertle

  • Little Blue Truck's Valentine, by Alice Schertle

  • God Gave Us Christmas, by Lisa Tawn Bergen

  • Goodnight, Tractor, by Michelle Robinson and Nick East

  • Love You, Little Peanut, by Annette Bourland

  • Grandma Kisses, by Laura Neutzling

  • Penguins, by Scholastic Discovery

  • Dog and Cat, by Ricardo Alcantara

  • Spoon, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Scott Magoon

  • Ten Timid Ghosts on a Christmas Night, by Jennifer O'Connell

  • Skippyjonjones, by Judy Schachner

  • Skippyjonjones and the Big Bones, by Judy Schachner

  • Skippyjonjones in Mummy Trouble, by Judy Schachner

  • Skippyjonjones in the Doghouse, by Judy Schachner

  • Skippyjonjones Lost in Spice, by Judy Schachner

  • The Shepard. by Dallas and Amanda Jenkins

  • Humphrey's First Christmas, by Carol Heyer

  • The Joy in You, by Cat Deeley

  • Harry The Dirty Dog, by Gene Zion

  • Mmm, Cookies, by Robert Munsch

  • Do Like a Duck Does, by Judy Hindley

  • How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Yolen and Teague

  • Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, by Mo Willems

  • The Dark at the Top of The Stairs, by Sam McBratney and Ivan Bates

  • And If the Moon Could Talk, by Kate Banks and George Hallensleben

  • Too Many Toys, by David Shannon

  • God Bless Our World, by Villetta Craven

  • Itsy Bitsy Christmas, by Max Lucado

  • The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving, by Jan & Mike Berenstain

Rita Kingsbury gave a generous donation to Washburn Memorial Library. The following books are in loving memory of Jessie and Jeremy Fox:

  • A Very Cranky Book, by Angela DiTerlizzi

  • Yetis Are the Worst, by Alex Willan

  • The Library Fish Learns to Read, by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

  • I Live in a Tree Trunk, by Meg Fleming

  • Substitute Groundhog, by Pat Miller

  • Backyard Birds A to Z, by J.R. Grady

  • A Snow Day for Plum, by Matt Phelan

  • The Fastest Tortoise in Town, by Howard Calvert

Pat & Allen Laferriere donated the following books in memory of Christie Cochran:

* The Day the Crayons Came Home, by Drew Daywalt

* The Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt

Jacqlyn O’Clair gave a generous donation in memory of her husband, Calvin O'Clair and nephew, Eric Thibodeau:

  • A Calamity of Souls, by David Baldacci

  • Endurance of Wildflowers, by Micalea Smeltzer

  • The Great Divide, by Cristina Henriquez

  • The Road to Dalton, by Shannon Bowring

  • The Moscow Vector, by Robert Ludlow

  • The Book That Broke the World, by Mark Lawrence

  • The Flames of Hope, by Tui Sutherland

  • The Ballad of Never After, by Stephanie Garber

  • Keeper of Lost Cities: Legacy (#8) and Flashback (#7), by Shannon Messenger

Eugene and Londa Brown purchased and donated the 2023 Caldecott Winner in memory of Philip Vance.

  • Big, by Vashti Harrison

                 

Aroostook Agency on Aging purchased the following books in memory of Linda Nadeau and her love for quilting:

  • Time Saving Quilts, by Annie's Quilting

  • Creative Scrap Quilting, by Editors at Fons & Porter's Books

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