Trust will pay $1K annually for books at Hoag Library

Posted 19 August 2013 at 12:00 am

Press release, Hoag Library

ALBION – Hoag Library has been extremely fortunate to get a new legacy gift in memory of Kathryn Mahany Kerrigan. Her husband, Dr. Edward F. Schlenk, has set up a trust in her memory to provide books on women’s health and mysteries for long into the future.

The Kerrigan Trust will provide $1,000 each year to the library for books. This is in addition to the $10,000 for books and $5,000 for the new building pledged by Mrs. Kerrigan during the Capital Campaign in 2010.

Mrs. Kerrigan had a deep interest in this library and its future, dating from her time as a small child, coming to the library every day while her mother was at work (her father died when she was 3 years old), and then walking home at the end of each day with Lucy Fancher, then library director. Kerrigan and Miss Fancher were neighbors, and became friends during these daily visits. Lucy Fancher was library director from 1941 until 1960.

Mrs. Kerrigan died of ovarian cancer on March 17, 2011.