On Saturday, October 28, the Rockford Public Library will hold a “Plaque Dedication Ceremony and Reception” to honor Clayton “Budd” Gustafson. The plaque dedication will be held at 10:00 a.m. at flagpoles in front of the Main Library, 215 N. Wyman St., followed by a reception in the auditorium (Enter from Mulberry St) to thank Mrs. Gustafson for her gift of $10,000 to the library in memory of her late husband Clayton “Budd” Gustafson. Refreshments will be served.
In 2004, the Clayton “Budd” and Ruth Boyd-Gustafson Humanities Endowment Fund was established through the Rockford Public Library Foundation in the amount of $10,000. The Fund provides on-going support of the humanities at the Rockford Public Library with a special emphasis on music for children.
For more information, please call Renee Jensen, Development Officer at Rockford Public Library, 987-6611.
About the Library
The Rockford Public Library, founded in 1872 as the second library in Illinois, currently has six facilities, including the Main Library and five Branch Libraries. The Rockford Public Library’s mission is to enhance community life and development by informing, educating, entertaining, and providing cultural enrichment to all people of all ages by collecting information to address the diverse interests of our dynamic community.