We have recently become aware of talk from some in our community concerning how we plan to staff the new building with our current funding model. This is our response to those concerns.
Dear Concerned ~
It’s hard to predict the future. It would be disingenuous for the Board to pretend to be able to do so, however all of the Board members, the Library staff, and many of your friends and neighbors in the community believe that a newer and more comfortable library is worth the effort. Our new library will be an asset & a benefit to all current and future members of our community.
To address your concerns: though larger in size, we are planning to have the same amount of staff as our current building. The layout of the main desk and the shelves for the collection allow for an adequate amount of patron supervision & assistance. Our Library, your Library, currently has 1 Full-time employee and 12 part-time employees. Payroll represents 50% of our annual budget.
We also anticipate some savings in our monthly utilities due to modern building codes and the likelihood that a building built in the year 2020 would be significantly more energy efficient than the space we’re currently in.
There is a tremendous amount of support for a new library building in our township and enthusiasm continues to build. We invite you to come to our meetings to learn more about the project and get involved or donate if you can.
Addison Township Library Board
[ We recently received an anonymous message through this website from someone who indicated that they were a township resident and were accusing The Library Board of not being honest with regards to how the new building will be paid for in the future. This is our response to those concerns. ]
Dear Anonymous ~
We’ve always been 100% transparent with regards to how the new building will be paid for. All of our meetings are open and agendas and minutes are posted online. The funding plan is even on this website.
BRICK SALE GOING ON NOW
Only 400 Bricks will be available for purchase.
Easy installment payments.
New Building Committee Meetings
The committee meets on the 1st Monday of each month at 5pm in The Library.
ATTENTION ALL TRADES - ADD YOUR NAME TO OUR CONTRACTORS DATABASEWe are looking for all construction tradesman, artisans, suppliers, etc. interested in helping us with our project goals. If you or someone you know are in construction trades, supply chain or have other talents that can contribute to the cause, please use our Contact Us page to send us your contact information and area of expertise so we can reach out to you as we move forward.
Seeking the Following Trades & ServicesTree work, Earthwork, Trucking, Well Installation, Septic Installation, Landscaping, Asphalt Paving, Concrete Foundations, Concrete Flatwork, Masonry, Rough Carpenters, Millwork / Cabinets, Roofers, Siding, Caulking and Waterproofing, Glazing, Drywall, Tile, Flooring, Painters, Plumbers, HVAC, Electricians and more!
Your tax deductible contribution will help fund the construction of our new library.
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