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Miriam S. Rader McComb Public Library Fund

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Miriam S. Rader McComb Public Library Fund

Established 2008  This agency endowment fund was made possible by a gift from Dave Rader and Susan Kinn, the children of Miriam S. Rader, former director and lifelong supporter of the McComb Public Library.  Her dedication to the library and the community was tremendous and this fund stands as a fitting tribute to her 44 years of service.    Miriam was a 1936 graduate of McComb High School, and a 1937 graduate of the Tri-State Business School in Toledo.  She worked for Ohio Oil (now Marathon) in Findlay, and Ford Motor Company and the Homeowners Loan Company in Detroit, Michigan.  Miriam began her career at the library in 1959 and was named director in 1965.  She retired from that position in 1986, but continued to work at the library as a part-time evening circulation clerk until 2003.  Miriam's knack for finding missing items was unsurpassed and her huge heart and laughter made her a joy to work with.  In 2003, she offically retired at the age of 85.   Miriam was a member of the McComb United Methodist Church and served on various committees of the church over the years.  She was a member of the McComb American Legion Auxiliary, the McComb Query club, the New Beginnings Retirement Group in Findlay, and the Ohio Library Association.