On July 25, members of the Alexander Mitchell Public Library Foundation and fundraising steering committee handed over a check to the city council for $600,000 to go towards the first bond payments for the new library. This was the Foundation’s first installment of a committed $2.1 million pledge to help pay for the $8 million project. This check, along with $350,000 previously provided by the Foundation, totals $950,000 of contributions to the city to date. Fundraising is ongoing and all families, companies, and individuals are encouraged to consider donating to this great project.
If you’ve not seen the progress on the new library, take a drive over by the ARCC. You’ll be quite surprised. As the superstructure and walls near completion, plans are being made to select the furnishings and interior decor. Interior work will continue through the winter months. //
Contact Troy McQuillen at 380-4068 about making a gift.