Addison Township Library Capital Campaign

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Addison Township Planning Commission Grants Special Use Approval to Library

July 1, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Addison Township Planning Commission Grants Special Use Approval to Library

In a unanimous vote last night, the Addison Township Planning Commission granted the Library’s request for “Special Use” which would allow for the construction of Addison Township’s first Library building on the donated land across Rochester Rd. from the Library’s current location.

This approval marks an important development in the plans for the new Library. The donated land is currently made up of three separate zoning types, and “Special Use” permission was required in order to construct the Library on the parcel.

New Building Funding Status
Details on the project status, site plan, building design, and our fundraising progress can be found on the website of the Addison Township Public Library Capital Campaign, www.letsbuildalibrary.org

 

Addison Twp. Library

Jaema Berman, Library Director

1400 Rochester Rd.

Leonard, MI 48367

(248) 628-7180

http://www.addisontwp.michlibrary.org

jberman@tln.lib.mi.us

Addison Twp. Library Board of Trustees

James Baldiga, President

1400 Rochester Rd.

Leonard, MI 48367

www.letsbuildalibrary.org

jamesbaldiga@gmail.com

 

CARES Act Changes to Charitable Giving for 2020

June 30, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Make a donation to the Addison Township Public Library Capital Campaign and increase your 2020 tax deduction with new provisions listed in the CARES Act

In response to the health crisis facing our nation, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act in March 2020. In addition to providing individual stimulus checks, the CARES Act includes provisions that impact charitable giving.

Cash Gifts
Individuals who do not itemize their deductions can claim a deduction for up to $300 (up to $600 for a household filing jointly) in charitable giving. This new deduction reduces a donor’s adjusted gross income, resulting in a reduction of taxable income and tax savings.

100% Charitable Deduction Limit
For individuals who itemize, the usual deduction limit for cash gifts to public charities is 60% of adjusted gross income (AGI). For 2020, gifts of cash to charity are deductible up to 100% of AGI.

CARES Act charitable giving incentives only apply to cash donations made to public charities. Please see your accountant or tax advisor to determine the tax impact of your charitable donations for 2020.

New Building Funding Status
Details on the project status, building design, and our fundraising progress can be found on the website of the Addison Township Public Library Capital Campaign, www.letsbuildalibrary.org

 

Addison Twp. Library

Jaema Berman, Library Director

1400 Rochester Rd.

Leonard, MI 48367

(248) 628-7180

http://www.addisontwp.michlibrary.org

jberman@tln.lib.mi.us

Addison Twp. Library Board of Trustees

James Baldiga, President

1400 Rochester Rd.

Leonard, MI 48367

www.letsbuildalibrary.org

jamesbaldiga@gmail.com

 

The King Family Donates $4,000 For New Building Capital Campaign

June 25, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The King Family donates $4,000 For New Building Capital Campaign

The Addison Twp. Public Library is pleased to announce a donation of $4,000 received from the King family to support the New Building Capital Campaign.

The King family’s ongoing commitment and dedication to our community have inspired growth and driven the library forward,” expressed Jaema Berman, Library Director. Since 2011, The King family has actively supported the library through positions on The Library Board of Trustees and The Friends of the Library. Continue reading

Library Receives Technology Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Addison Township Public Library Receives IMLS Grant, for Check IT Out: Tablet and Hotspot Lending Program

The Addison Twp. Library is pleased to announce that it has received a generous grant on April 16, 2020,  from The Institute of Museum and Library Services to fund Check IT Out: Tablet and Hotspot Lending Program.

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Response to Concerned re: Staffing for the New Library

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.

Thank you.

Addison Township Library Board

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 DATABASE

We 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 & Services

Tree 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!

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The Addison Township Public Library is a 501(c)(3) Organization

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