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Charlestown library receives $10K from neighborhood resident's estate

Posted by Johanna Kaiser  March 12, 2013 06:24 PM

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The Charlestown branch of the Boston Public Library has received $10,000 from the estate of longtime neighborhood resident Cheryl A. Stafford.

The library will use the money from the Cheryl A. Stafford Trust to improve its early literacy nook, adult computer area, new multimedia shelving, display shelves, and book trucks.

Stafford, who had a passion for reading and a love of literature, served several terms on the executive board of the the Friends of the Charlestown Branch.

Stafford worked as a technical analyst at Wellington Management for 20 years before earning her Bachelor of Science in nutrition from Framingham State University in 2006.

She was the first recipient of the Martinuzzi Scholarship Fund for outstanding academic achievement.

“Ms. Stafford’s gift is a wonderful legacy that will benefit the patrons of the Charlestown Branch and will honor her memory for many years to come,” Amy E. Ryan, president of Boston Public Library, said in a statement.

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