A Lifelong Love of Libraries
As a child, Jo Lynn Baker would pick out her library books while her mom shopped for groceries at the A&P across the street in Owensboro.
Her childhood experiences made her a lifelong library patron—Jo Lynn makes full use of her Louisville Free Public Library card. She uses the LFPL’s book request system, downloads audio books for traveling and enjoys the Craig Buthod Author Series.
“The library is the linchpin of an engaged, thriving community,” she says. A speech-language pathologist in private practice, Jo Lynn knew by the time she finished graduate school that the library would always be part of her life. So, she put it in her will.
More than half of Americans admit to not having estate plans in place—leading to confusion and conflict during an already stressful time for the family.
Jo Lynn says it’s impossible to know what might happen, and with no heirs, she wanted to ensure that her estate was handled the way she desired. She met with her professional advisors and ensured that the Louisville Free Public Library Foundation was a beneficiary.
“There was never any question that I would support the library through my estate,” Jo Lynn says. And she chose to make her gift with no restrictions, allowing LFPL to use the money for its most pressing needs.
As part of the Library Foundation’s Legacy Society, Jo Lynn ensures that the Foundation will be able to support LFPL in the future. Her gift will have a lasting impact on the Louisville Free Public Library and will allow the library to have the impact on future generations that it had on her.
You can follow in Jo Lynn’s footsteps and help ensure a secure future for the Louisville Free Public Library. Contact Chandra Gordon at 502-574-1679 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about your options.