As a boy, Dorothy’s husband, the late George Maycock, bounced around foster homes – one across the street from a university library. He spent awe-filled hours walking among the library stacks, sometimes just touching the volumes, sometimes sitting on the floor to read. Years later, this experience inspired George to recreate that feeling in the stacks by amassing his own collection, with Dorothy’s help. Their library covered myriad topics, from math to science, religion, and biography. The library even had its own card catalog, that Dorothy created and maintained.
Needless to say, when we heard of Dorothy’s dilemma, we wanted to help.