Love Your Library-Expand Our Future
The year 2017 is exciting as the Broken Bow Public Library's renovation/addition project is finally underway and should be completed by December 31st! Thanks to many generous members of the community the "Love Your Library-Expand Our Future" campaign has raised over $1.9 million toward the project costs of $2 million for the building. We are continuing fundraising efforts for technology, equipment, and furniture. With nearly 4,000 square feet added to the current library and a renovation that resulted in an open floor plan, we are excited for this project and what it means to our community.
- $2 million is needed for the project
- $500,000 has been earmarked from the city to use towards this project
- $1.8 million dollars have been raised via fundraising
- The remainder of the funds will be raised through private donations and grant monies.
Why do we need your help today?
Our library needs more space to accommodate the numerous and varied programs that the library staff have developed as well as providing technology for a wide regional area.
Over 300 people came to see the Frozen Princesses, we cannot accommodate this number of people in our current programming space.
During events the entire Library is packed and mostly unusable as a quiet place to meet, read, and learn.
Some will say that libraries are a thing of the past, but, our campaign members believe the flowing quote states it best:
"I think they [libraries] are in the information sharing business. And it just so happens that books have been the primary method for sharing information for half a millennium. The library isn't going to compete with the internet. It's going to be part of the internet. LIBRARIES PROVIDE A THIRD SPACE THAT IS NEITHER HOME NOT WORK, WHERE PEOPLE CAN COME TOGETHER AND DO THINKING WORK. There will always be that need."
Thank you for helping us pay it forward so that present and future generations have a space where they can come together and do thinking work and perhaps, make the world a better place.