Friends of the Macomb Public Library District will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a dinner followed by a presentation from author John Hallwas.
The Macomb Public Library has raised half of the money it needs to qualify for a state grant, and is now being challenged by an anonymous donor to maintain the momentum.
Capital Campaign Co-Chair Judy Kerr said the donor will provide $25,000 if the library can raise the same amount between now and February 1.
“This two week period is a very short time to attempt this but I feel certain that we will reach that goal,” Kerr said.
This week on Emphasis, Rich Egger’s guests are Macomb Public Library Director Dennis Danowski and Capital Campaign Co-Chairs Melissa Inman and Judy Kerr.
They talk about the campaign to raise $794,025 by June 30, 2013. If that goal is met, the state will provide the library with a $2.38 million grant.
The nearly $3.2 million total will be used to build a two-story addition that will almost double the library’s space.
Kerr said this follows the model established when the community’s Carnegie Library was built in 1904.