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Former Lynchburg library director passes away

Lynn Dodge (FILE- WSET)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - A woman who gave so much of her life to the Lynchburg Public Library has passed away.

Lynn Dodge served as the library's director for 39 years before retiring in 2013.

Dodge donated $100,000 to the library to help build a story time room in 2014, which Lynchburg City Council voted to have named after her.

Cheryl Bray with the library says Dodge died Tuesday, September 12.

She says Dodge had only been diagnosed with brain cancer in July.

Martin says Dodge loved the library and was supportive even after her retirement.

"She continued to come in and be kind and helpful but she never you know tried to tell us how to run things she wanted it to go on and be surviving on its own and she respected that," she said.

A celebration of Dodge's life is set for this Saturday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Westminster Canterbury.

Librarians across the state and country and emailing the Lynchburg Public library to share their condolences.

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