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Sacramento Library opens memorial fund for librarian slain in Natomas

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Cory Thornhill, deputy public defender of Sacramento County, stands in front of Ronald Seay, the accused shooter of 41-year-old librarian Amber Clark, during an an arraignment at Sacramento County Main Jail on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018.
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Cory Thornhill, deputy public defender of Sacramento County, stands in front of Ronald Seay, the accused shooter of 41-year-old librarian Amber Clark, during an an arraignment at Sacramento County Main Jail on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018.

The Sacramento Public Library has opened a memorial fund for Amber Clark, the librarian who was shot and killed outside the North Natomas Public Library, where she worked, earlier this month.

“Many of you have asked how you can support our Library family and the family of Amber Clark,” the library said in a release on its website. “We’ve set up a memorial fund to provide you the opportunity to do just that.”

Those wishing to donate can contribute to the Amber Clark Memorial fund at www.saclibrary.librarygiving.com/amber. Proceeds from the fund will directly support library efforts to further the projects and programs that Clark helped develop.

Library Director Rivkah Sass said that Clark worked to make the library system more inclusive, working on programs to support those with disabilities and special needs.

“Thank you again for your kindness,” the library said in the release. “We’ve heard from so many of you from around the country. Your flowers, notes of compassion and phone calls of support have made a lasting impact. We’re grateful.”

Ronald Seay was arrested for the killing, and Sacramento Bee reporting found that he had a history of disruptions at libraries across Missouri. He remains held without bail at the Sacramento County Main Jail.

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