RILEY — A local family left a sizable financial gift to the Riley City Library following his passing, according to the Riley Countian Newspaper.

Val Burgman gave a $53,000 bequest to the library in honor of his wife, Maxine, when he died in 2018. Maxine is reported to have been a faithful patron of the library during her life.

The Riley City Library acknowledged the Burgmans during National Library Week last week. A special tribute is being planned in recognition of the bequest.

KMAN was unable to reach anyone from the library board.

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