Many have asked, “How much money does the library need to raise for the addition?”
Well, there are different ways to look at it. On the one hand, if we use the original plans from William Morris & his original estimates, the maximum he projected the costs to be were: $288,600. (and we discussed many ways to bring that number down without sacrificing space or functionality)Recently, I showed the City Council revised drawings, courtesy of Mr. Morris. These plans reduced the size of the building, while still offering a community room that could accomodate approximately 42 people at a sit down banquet meeting. The new plans also took out the storm shelter, while keeping the restrooms, additional exits & hot water heater we now lack. The price estimate for this plan is a projected maximum of $194,000.
Community members have also discussed various alternate routes which would likely be less costly, yet would depend on willing community volunteers and a strong grass roots effort.
So, “How much money do we need?”
*** What kind of building do you want to see in Macksville? ***
Spread the word… Be HEARD! Many people STILL don’t know we
want NEED this!
We had around 90 different kids attend our Summer Reading Program this year! Thankfully, they didn’t all show up on the same day!
Click here to see how much we have raised so far & our list of donors, or here to see previous posts about the proposed addition. Or click on Kid Stuff (above) to see how we’ve packed the library for over five summers… not to mention special programming throughout the years.
THANK YOU- to all who support our community, our children, & our library!