Friday, April 15, 2011

Improvements for the Fairmont City Library Center

We are pleased to announce that there will be improvements on the horizon for the Fairmont City Library Center.

At the end of 2010 the Mississippi Valley Library District was informed that it received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development to put in new accessible restrooms and an updated main entrance with after hours dropoff for library items. This project is close to going out for bids on this project. This grant written by Barbara Rhodes

But that is only one of several things happening with the help of special grants.

Katie Heaton wrote a Penny Severns Grant, Illinois State Library and was awarded funds for Family Programming for the summer months. She also has several other grants that have been submitted to various organizations for programming and materials for the Library Center and we will keep you informed as we hear any news on these.

Finally, just yesterday the Illinois State Library awarded the District a Construction Grant (written by Barbara Rhodes) for the complete renovation of the exterior of our Library Center's building (formerly the American Legion Post 961). The grant will allow complete tuckpointing of all of the walls, all new windows and replacement of all exterior doors, a patio by the pavilion, and a complete new hipped roof.

The Fairmont City Library Center located at 2870 N. 44th St. in Fairmont City, IL has a wonderful future thanks to all of the hardwork by the staff and volunteers that work to make the library a special place for the community.