Joseph E. Crosby of Roachdale presents a check for $1,383 to Jana Brothers, a member of Roachdale Public Library Board of Directors. The contribution to the library represents donations given on behalf of friends and family in lieu of flowers at the passing of Crosby's mother, Margaret Applegate Crosby. The money has been dedicated to the Children's Department at the Roachdale Public Library and will be used to replenish the supply of children's books. Margaret Crosby was a longtime patron of the Roachdale Public Library and she was devoted to programs to help promote reading among children. She had served as a reader to kindergarten children at Roachdale Elementary School for years before her eyesight deteriorated and she was no longer able to read. Mrs. Crosby passed away at the age of 103 in September of this year.