Reaching a milestone

The Bradford Memorial Library Renovation Project has reached a significant milestone in the fundraising effort, with the announcement of  $150,000 in gifts. The fund raising goal is $553,000.
Nancy Wagner, Library Board chair said, “We are delighted with the public response to our request to the public for contributions. The faith in the future of the library is a blessing for all of us involved in the campaign.”
She added, “We do have a way to go to meet our campaign goal, and we have been working with local prospects, as well as foundations to support our effort.”
The Renovation Project, which was developed through public user groups, involves a variety of improvements both inside and outside of the facility.
The total cost of the improvements is $1.34 million and is funded by a combination of public and private funds.
The campaign is being guided by a task force, consisting of public spirited citizens who have been working tirelessly on the project.
A campaign progress ‘thermometer’ has been placed on Central, in front of Commerce Bank, and the public is invited to track their progress.
The Library Board has been working with local architects PKLHS, and are currently taking bids from contractors. Construction on Phase 1 of the project is expected to begin in late October.