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Library reopens memorial brick fundraising campaign

Lake County Public Library is once again opening up their brick sale fundraiser for interested donors.  From now until Friday, Feb. 28, the library is taking orders for engraved bricks to honor donors or their friends, family or businesses.

The bricks will be installed at a later date when the weather improves.  Each brick costs $100 with sales limited to 400 more bricks, but any donations are welcome.

Donation forms are available at the Lake County Library, 26 S. G St. in Lakeview, with a detailed list of special benefits given to donors as part of the fundraising campaign.

Proceeds from brick sales will be used to purchase signs, acoustic paneling, window and baseboard trim, furniture and outside plants and trees.

The initial priority is finishing the community meeting rooms located in the building, securing furniture and acoustic paneling to reduce echoes.  “The meeting rooms are pretty echoey right now,” said Amy Hutchinson, library director.

The amount of money raised, she said, will determine how much tiling and other projects the library can finish this year.

The Library Building Committee is pursuing grant funding for furnishing in the community rooms.  Between grants and donations, they hope to open the rooms for public use early this year.

Past and future donors will be honored with a donor appreciation celebration in late spring or early summer.  Room names, a donor wall and the installed bricks will be unveiled at that time.

For more information, call 541-947-6019 or visit the library at their new location at 26 S. G St.

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