Speaking on behalf of the board of trustees of the library, Bob Harnish noted that in looking ahead to the future of the library, the board sees the need to build the existing endowment and increase income for operating expenses. "Our endowment can grow, as it has, through wise investing but also through a bequest, gift of stock, life insurance policy, a trust, or other types of gifts from people who value the library as an important and dynamic cultural force in the community," Harnish said. All donors who have made a planned gift, or who let us know that they will make a planned gift, will be included as members of the legacy society. Members will have their names engraved on a plaque in the lobby; receive invitations to events and other gatherings, as well as special recognition during the year to celebrate their important commitment to our community library. Founded in 1796, the Maclure Library is one of the oldest community libraries in the country. It is named after William Maclure whose charitable investment ensured the stability of the library. A brochure on estate planning and the Maclure Legacy Society is available at the library. For more information on the Maclure Library or the Maclure Legacy Society, contact Harnish at 483-2972 or visit the librarys Web site at www.maclurelibrary.org.