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Would You Like to Have Your Name on the Evans-McGraw Giving Tree or the Donor Bookshelf?

May 12th, 2015 by Terry Buford - Library Director in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·

Would you like to have your name or that of a loved one on the Pauline Evans-Helen McGraw Giving Tree? Local artist, Craig Wilson designed and sculpted our unique giving tree. Mr. Wilson’s beautiful work can be seen in private collections and public spaces all around the Finger Lakes area. Here in the Rochester area, he created the Gates and Bench for the Discovery Children’s Garden at Strong National Museum of Play, the Bench for the Fairport Savings Bank in Irondequoit, the Eagle Sculpture for West Irondequoit High School, and the Preening Egrets sculpture at Parkridge Hospital.

givingtreeThe Pauline Evans-Helen McGraw Giving Tree was named in honor of two pioneers of the Irondequoit Public Library. It was Pauline Evans who started the first official library in the town in the basement of the Lincoln Bank on the corner of Titus and Cooper. Helen McGraw was the first certified public librarian to serve our town. Now their names will live on in this exquisite giving tree.

Sample Leaf

Sample Leaf

The Giving Tree is a huge metal sculpture that was mounted right near the front door of the new library. If you would like to be a part of the Giving Tree, please download the Giving Tree Donor Form.


donorbookshelfWould you like to have your name or that of a loved one on the Donor Bookshelf? On the wall next to the Lake Ontario Meeting Rooms, we also have a Donor Bookshelf lined with donated engraved book spines. The Bookshelf was designed and built by architect Peter Wehner, and the book spines are the work of Irondequoit woodworker Phil Lamanna. If you would like to “publish” a book, please download the Book Spine Donor Form.

Donor forms for both the Giving Tree and the Bookshelf are also available in the library. Contributions can be made online using the “Contribute Now” button at Irondequoit Library Foundation‘s website.

And don’t forget… The rest of the fund raising campaign to help hold down the cost of the new library is in full swing! Money has been raised to cover the costs of furniture, fixtures and equipment. There are also naming opportunities. All donations large and small will benefit our new library for years to come. If you wish to contribute, please fill out and send in the Pledge Form. Contributions can also be made online using the “Contribute Now” button at Irondequoit Library Foundation‘s website.

Thank you for supporting “The Library the Community is Building Together!”

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