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Help complete library vision by donating

It’s with great excitement I write about the Lanark Library Board meeting on Jan. 15, which was actually held in the new shared municipal building at 111 S. Broad St.

The need for more library space for collection development, technology and public programming has been a long-term goal of the board for many years, with that project having the official title, “Vision for the Future.”

The building infrastructure has been completed, and the next chapter begins. The major item of business discussed was the purchase of tables, technology chairs, shelving, and library specific furniture. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the community to welcome a new library in this key downtown location.  

We, the board, invites you to be donors, leaving a permanent, public legacy as a way of giving back to Lanark and providing a secure future for the library. This is the perfect time to donate for organizations, businesses, families and individuals.

Several gifts have already been received as memorials that honor long-time Lanark residents. Significant givers are being recognized on a donor tree created by a local artist.

Lanark is a progressive community that treasures the Lanark Public Library as a key asset for economic, educational and cultural growth. 

For more information or to arrange a confidential conversation about your gift interest, contact any of the following library board members: Darcie Feltmeyer, Boyce Humphreys, Chris Markley, Sue Sauer, Kristy Van Matre, Chastity Welch, Jodi York, Bob Zuck or myself. We welcome your questions along with Director Janie Dollinger.

Gifts large and small are welcome and will be very much appreciated. Mail to: Vision for the Future, Lanark Public Library, 110 W. Carroll St., Lanark, IL 61046.

What a grand day it will be in Lanark when the doors are open at 111 S. Broad St. and the first book is checked out.

Note to readers – J.L. Hunter is the library board president.

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