Poultney Library Building Project

$269,130 of $498k goal

Raised by 47 people in 28 months
Rebecca Cook-Director  POULTNEY, VT
The Board of Trustees and Staff have been working for several years to make the dream of expanding the Poultney Public Library a reality. After many rounds of consultation, planning, and discussion; plans for the library expansion have been drawn up and presented to the Poultney Select Board who voted unanimously to support the expansion of the Poultney Public Library.

The estimate for this project is $498,000 of which we already have $100,000 which has been donated to the library over the past 40 years specifically for a library building project. This means that we already have over 20% of the money needed for our library expansion. On September 2 we received our first donation of the capital campaign, an anonymous donation of $10,000!

A sub-committee of the Board of Trustees, called the Capital Campaign Committee, has been formed to help raise funds for this project. They will be organizing a variety of fundraisers in the coming months to help us raise money for the project. We are also applying for several grants.

The $498,000 estimate includes several necessary repairs to the existing building, as well as a much needed addition. The repairs include, but are not limited to:

• Replacement of existing boiler and radiators.
• Replacement of existing windows in the 1971 addition.
• Additional electrical outlets and breakers to meet the demands of modern technology.
• Additional structural support for the sinking floor in the original 1910 building.
• Repair or replacement of damaged concrete block in the 1971 addition.
• Also, the new roof over the 1971 addition and the proposed expansion would stop the continual round of repairs and water damage that we currently experience.

The additional space would allow:

• More comfortable quiet spaces and gathering places for patrons of all ages.
• Separate areas for quiet reading and computer use.
• A programming room with meeting, event and performance space that can be used during or outside library hours.
• Increased programs, classes, workshops, and technology training.
• Better access to more than 15,000 books, periodicals, and movies with room to grow our collection.
• A new “Young Adult” area where teens can do homework, socialize, and read.

We hope that you will consider helping us reach our goal by donating to or volunteering for the capital campaign.  For more information, "Like" us on Facebook or visit our website at poultneypubliclibrary.com.
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Update 5
Posted by Rebecca Cook
12 months ago
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We received seven bids for the library building project, and hope to start construction soon! Please keep sharing our project. "Like" us on Facebook for the latest updates on events, fundraisers, and the building project.
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Update 4
Posted by Rebecca Cook
20 months ago
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Thank you all for your support of the Poultney Public Library Building Project! We can't wait to get started on the much needed improvements and expansion of our beloved library building.
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Update 3
Posted by Rebecca Cook
25 months ago
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Exciting news from Poultney! The voters of Poultney approved the expenditure of $100,000 from the General Government Surplus for the Poultney Public Library Building Project. They also approved a bond for a portion of the expense. Our goal is to make this bond as small as possible, so we will continue to raise funds throughout the project.
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Update 2
Posted by Rebecca Cook
26 months ago
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We are so excited to have passed the $150,000 mark! Thank you to all of the wonderful supporters of the Poultney Public Library Building Fund. Please keep sharing this page!
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$269,130 of $498k goal

Raised by 47 people in 28 months
Created November 21, 2014
Rebecca Cook-Director  
DJ
$292
Donation Jar
12 months ago(Offline Donation)

Donations made in our Pennies for the Library jar between 7/10/15 and 3/4/16

LS
$2,920
Library Supporters
12 months ago(Offline Donation)

Donations dropped off and mailed to the library by generous library supporters. These donations were received from July 2, 2015 through March 4, 2016.

AA
$2,385
Art Auction
12 months ago(Offline Donation)

These funds were raised by a silent auction and dessert sale. All art and baked goods were donated by local artists, artisans, and bakers. A special thank you to Peter Huntoon and Melissa Kristiansen for their art demonstrations and to the Poultney Bluegrass Society for the wonderful live music!

CS
$140
Cookbook Sale
12 months ago(Offline Donation)

This money was raised through the sale of cook books donated by Poultney High School.

PF
$250
Poultney United Fund
12 months ago(Offline Donation)
CD
$135
Country Club Dinner
12 months ago(Offline Donation)

This money was raised through a fundraiser dinner held at the Fairways Restaurant & Tavern at Lake St. Catherine Country Club.

BR
$173
Birdhouse Raffle
20 months ago(Offline Donation)

Money raised from the raffle of the handmade birdhouse donated by Dave Flynn.

TF
$250
Trolley Stop Fundraiser
20 months ago(Offline Donation)

Money raised through the lunch and dinner fundraiser event at the Trolley Stop.

PM
$100
Pope Memorial
20 months ago(Offline Donation)

Donation made in memory of Charlotte (Polly) Thrall Pope.

MM
$500
Monroe Memorial
20 months ago(Offline Donation)

Donations made in memory of Evelyn Haynes Monroe.

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