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August 24, 2020

Partners Bank Donates $500 to Goodall Memorial Library Through Employee Donation Program

Partners Bank's Libby Gerry with check for $500 to Goodall Memorial Library.

(Photo left) Partners Bank Senior Electronic Banking Specialist, Libby Gerry, was the latest recipient of the company’s Employee Donation Program. She chose the Louis B. Goodall Memorial Library to receive the monthly gift for the month of August.

SANFORD, Maine—Partners Bank recently announced the next recipient of its Employee Donation Program for the month of August as the Louis B. Goodall Memorial Library of Sanford.

Senior Electronic Banking Specialist, Libby Gerry, of the Bank’s Main Office chose, the Library to receive the program’s monthly gift, citing her empathy for libraries and their operations during the COVID-19 crisis.

“I’m sure libraries are feeling the impact of the pandemic,” she said. “I would be sad if libraries become a thing of the past. Reading is so important.”

Gerry also mentioned that her 18-month-old son, Cooper is a big fan of books and that the library serves as such an important outlet for education and storytelling.

The Library has a long and rich history in the City of Sanford. Its current location was designed by Sanford resident William O. Armitage and was erected in 1937, and later given to the community by Dr. and Mrs. Harvey D. Thornburg. The building was named after Mrs. Thornburg’s father. In 2008 it was placed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.

Since then, the Library has worked hard to live by its mission of, “enriching the minds of our community by providing a safe and inspiring environment to broaden horizons, seek and gain knowledge, and create meaningful connections.”

“Though the world is moving quickly into a digital platform, the preservation of education and history through books remains an utmost important mission,” Bank President & CEO, Blaine Boudreau said. “We thank Libby for helping play a role in this effort.”

For more information on the Library, visit lbgoodall.org.