Class of 1954 Memorial Library Fund

$1954 Donated to Mepham Library In 2021

IN MAY, LANCE BLACKSHAW presented a check for $1954 from the Class of 1954 to Librarian Shari Stack and Principal Eric Gomez.

Spearheaded by Bob "Vince" Ferrigno in 2015, the Mepham High School Class of 1954 Memorial Library Fund was established "to honor our fellow classmates and the many individuals in the Mepham community who have so positively impacted our lives." Since then, our class has continued to make annual donations of $1954 or more. You may contribute towards this award. See below.

The funds have been utilized for books and other equipment that the staff felt were needed, Some examples of previous donations have been:

  • Library Book Return
  • Charging Station
  • Smith System® Flexline Technology Desk
  • $6500 donated by our class in 2019, which was utilized towards large-screen TVs, enabling the library to run "slideshows of what's happening around the school, news reports, inaugurations and other major world events."
  • $3300 by Dr. Mark Mobius, which created a "reading Nook" at the south end of the Library.
  • Six iPad Airs. Each iPad is engraved, "Gifted to Mepham High School by the Class of 1954"
  • Six MacLocks, rotating and tilting iPad enclosures, along with six stools for added student seating
  • Creation of an IPad Reference Bar
  • Partial funding of "MakerSpace," a DIY creation area for students to gather, build, invent and learn."

Thank you
to all our donors
who have so generously donated
to the library fund!

This will be a continuing annual award, and if you wish to contribute, contact Bob Ferrigno at It's tax deductible!

Check Presentation 2019 ... Wlliam Hall, Bob "Vince" Ferrigno, Librarian Shari Stack, Lance Blackshaw, Al Haggerty and Principal Eric Gomez. Photo courtesy of Linda Ferrigno.

A Trip to the Library:

Memorial Plaque:
See below f
or the Memorial Plaque presented to Mepham in the fall of 2015. It is located in the Library entrance.

Related Coverage

The Mepham Alumni Association web site contains several pages of Library history and the Preservation Project.

  • Click here to read more of the Library's history and changes.
  • Click here to view information and before and after photos of the project, which was undertaken and financed by alumni contributions circa 2010.

(Click on the photos on those pages for larger images).

Class of 1954 Memorial Library Plaque
Photo and Plaque by Lance Blackshaw