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Stephen King and his wife pledge $3m to Maine library

31 March 2013

From The Guardian:

Libraries can be scary places in Stephen King novels – such as the terrifying appearance of Pennywise the clown in Derry’s library in his novel It – but they appear to hold a special spot in the horror writer’s heart, after he and his wife Tabitha pledged to donate $3m (£1.9m) to their local branch in Bangor, Maine.

Barbara McDade, director of Bangor Public Library, told the Bangor Daily News that Stephen and Tabitha King had offered to pay one third of the $9m (£5.9m) the library is looking to raise for refurbishment, as long as the remaining $6m (£3.9m) is raised. “They have just been wonderful supporters of the library,” said McDade.

The Kings previously donated $2.5m (£1.6m) towards a new wing for the library in the 90s, said McDade, and “also replaced our front marble steps [six or seven years ago], which were worn to the point where they were dangerous”.

Link to the rest at The Guardian and thanks to Brendan for the tip.


2 Comments to “Stephen King and his wife pledge $3m to Maine library”

  1. Should I ever be as wealthy as Stephen King…I would like to be as generous.

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