Annual Report 2021

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New Books for Generations to Come Thank you to Lillian Boynton and other donors whose gifts make grants like these possible!

There’s nothing quite like a good book—one to fuel the imagination, to satisfy your curiosity or to explore distant lands without leaving your chair. With new content always on the horizon, books are a treasure of information and enjoyment. The Lillian S. Boynton Library Book Endowment Fund was created on August 1, 2002, from the estate of Lillian S. Boynton. The Designated Fund at the Community Foundation provides a yearly distribution to the Sycamore Public Library exclusively for new book purchases. The Fund is approaching its 20th year in 2022 and has awarded more than $67,000 in grants to the library, enabling the library’s youth and teen services department to purchase over 4,600 books. Content ranges from board books and picture books for young readers to teen fiction and nonfiction for middle and high school readers.

Lillian S. Boynton

Lillian passed away on December 20, 1998. She wanted to ensure that her “home town” would benefit from the results of her labor, so through her estate, she created two Funds at the Community Foundation. Today, the Lillian S. Boynton Memorial Fund and the Lillian S. Boynton Library Book Endowment Fund continue to honor her memory. “The Boynton Library Book Fund continues to impact readers of all ages. Through Lillian’s generosity, we can purchase a wide variety of books, something that isn’t possible with the library’s annual book budget. It’s truly a gift that keeps on giving!” ~ Lisel Ulaszek, Youth and Teen Services Manager, Sycamore Public Library

Thanks to the Lillian S. Boynton Library Book Endowment Fund, over 4,600 new books have been purchased.

Grants in Action – Designated Fund


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