Lancaster Community Library has big plans for $400,000 gift

The Lancaster Community Library will soon have a new Storybook Mobile to travel into Lancaster and Northumberland counties offering reading programs to preschool children during the school year and to children of all ages during the summer months. From left are Ann Rose and Meredith Parcells who run the program.

by Madison White Franks

KILMARNOCK—In the spirit of the season, the Lancaster Community Library (LCL) recently announced plans for sharing a generous gift with the community through a couple of its outreach programs. The late Kathryn Freeman left $400,000 in her will to the LCL.

Freeman, who died May 14, 2018, was not involved in the library, said library director Alice Cooper.

“She didn’t even have a library card,” said Cooper.

“She was just an angel with the library on her heart,” added teen director Demetrius Means.

Freeman and her husband, James, lived in Ophelia until…