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Adams Library Could Be Beneficiary of $300K Trust

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
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Jim Daunais is donating his handmade rocking horses to the children's room at the library.

ADAMS, Mass. — The library could possibly receive $300,000 in trusts from a couple in California.

Library Director Deborah Bruneau said she has been approached by the couple, who have connections to Adams.

"The interesting thing is he is a retired pastor, and I believe she is a retired librarian, but she grew up in this town so there is a connection," Bruneau told the board of trustees last week.

Also, Bruneau discussed the basement clean out project and the progress on possibly selling the antique periodicals. She said she found a possible buyer interested in the Craftsmen periodicals in the collection.

Rich West and Kayt Thompson of Periodyssey have showed interest in the 17 books. They specialize in buying and selling significant and unusual American periodicals published before 1950.

"I'm going to go down there and see if they can give me an estimate," Bruneau said. "They used to live in Adams and love this library."

The selling of these books would still leave more to be dealt with in the library basement. There are 700 books to sell or dispose of.

The main priority is to clean out the basement before the library renovation. The board is not sure what to do with the books and discussed disposing of them or giving them away for free if they cannot find a buyer.

In addition to this, the board of trustees approved the use of handmade toy rocking horses for the children’s room in the library. The horses are made by Jim Daunais. 

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