Macomb Public Library
235 S. Lafayette St., Macomb, IL 61455
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6/28/13 - Thank you, Macomb! We reached our goal to match the state grant.
The Macomb Public Library first opened its doors on October 29, 1904. For over 100 years the library has served our community as a hub for activities, information gathering, and learning. Since then, the library has grown in books, patrons, and services...but not in space.
Due to increased demand in services and technology, the 10,000 square foot building has become inadequate. Groups of children are turned away from programming because they can’t fit into the space. Work space, leisure reading space and storage is extremely limited. Safety issues arise due to limited space, an unsafe fire escape, and an inaccessible 3rd level that is off-limits to the public.
Not only is the library too small to meet Macomb’s growing needs, it is in need of major repairs. But, we have a plan...and an opportunity.
The Macomb Public Library has been selected for an Illinois Public Library Construction Grant of $2.4 million for a building expansion. To receive the grant, the library must raise $794,000 to match.
The Plan For the Future
Help us make this renovation a reality!
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For more information on giving, please contact the library board president, George Wanamaker, at 309-255-2406, or contact the fundraising campaign co-chairs, Melissa Inman and Judy Kerr, at 309-833-2714.