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Moore library seeks input on $845K project

BY ERIC LEVINE
810-452-2689 • elevine@mihomepaper.com


This architect’s rendering of the proposed expansion and renovation of the Moore Public Library in Lexington shows the current library building on the left and the adjacent building on the right that the library purchased last fall. Courtesy photo This architect’s rendering of the proposed expansion and renovation of the Moore Public Library in Lexington shows the current library building on the left and the adjacent building on the right that the library purchased last fall. Courtesy photo LEXINGTON — Moore Public Library wants to hear from the community in preparation for a capital campaign to expand and renovate the library.

A Community Response Survey is on the library’s website (lexingtonlibrary.net) as part of a feasibly study for the proposed $845,000 project.

Library officials and a planning committee, working with William Vogan Architects have designed a library renovation and expansion that more than doubles the space for resources, programs and services.

The project has been 10 years in the making.

In 2007 a committee of community members formed to assess the library identified additional space as the greatest need because of cramped meeting spaces, limited programming and books stacked on top of shelves.

In 2017, following a public meeting in August, the board purchased the building adjacent to the library. The space is currently used for books sales, meetings and programs.

The architectural design plan would connect the original library with the adjacent building allowing the library’s entire collection to be available on shelves.

The plan would also improve the electrical infrastructure to accommodate new technology, a program and meeting area, teen area, and seating for patrons to read, study and research.

The entire library would be available for persons with disabilities.

Library officials will compile the results of the community survey before launching the capital campaign. The survey form can be found on the library website and should be completed and returned by July 31. The survey is primarily for residents of the village of Lexington, Worth and Lexington townships.

The goal is to raise the $845,000 from foundations, businesses and individuals. The library does not intend to use tax dollars for the project.

Donors would be able to make pledges or contributions payable over three years, with special naming opportunities available for top-tier donors.

For more information, contact Library Director Beth Schumacher, 810-359-8267 or email lexlibrary@yahoo.com.

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