- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 4, 2015

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont library left with $1.2 million by a Brattleboro man who died last year wants to use the money to extend its operating hours.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports (https://bit.ly/1JJXZAa ) the Brooks Memorial Library board of trustees will ask the Selectboard Tuesday to add money into the current year’s budget so the library can open on Thursday mornings and Saturday afternoons.

Board President Pam Becker says Ronald Read’s bequest can allow the library to restore its operating hours that were cut in 2010 due to budget reductions.

The 92-year-old man left millions to the library and Brattleboro Memorial Hospital when he died in June 2014. The private, modest man made his fortune in the stock market.

The trustees have already agreed to use $16,000 of the endowment to purchase books.

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Information from: Brattleboro Reformer, https://www.reformer.com/


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