Addison Township Library Capital Campaign

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Addison Township Board of Trustees Contributes $128,000.00 to Library New Building Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 21, 2022

 

On Monday April 18, 2022, at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Addison Township Board of Trustees, the Trustees voted unanimously to contribute $128,000.00 to the Library’s New Building Fund. 

The Library Board was thrilled upon hearing the news. “This contribution is a further indication of the community’s support for our project and will directly reduce the planned construction loan needed to complete project funding,” said James Baldiga, Library Board President.

When announcing the contribution, Township Supervisor Bruce Pearson noted, “The Township Board is very supportive of using $128,000.00 of the Federal ARPA money for the Library.  That, combined with the $500,000.00 from Congress will make a huge contribution to our Library’s construction project.”

The Library’s New Building Committee continues to work with the architects to refine the plan for the new building.  Plans for a ground-breaking this Summer are also in the works.

Visit www./letsbuildalibrary.org/ to learn more about the project and how you can get involved.

 

Addison Township Library Board of Trustees

James Baldiga, President

1400 Rochester Rd.

Leonard, MI 48367

(248) 736-0548

www.letsbuildalibrary.org

jamesbaldiga@gmail.com

Addison Township Library

Dennis Hillers, Library Director

1400 Rochester Rd.

Leonard, MI 48367

(248) 628-7180

www.addisontwp.michlibrary.org

dhillers@tln.lib.mi.us

Addison Township Board of Trustees Gives Final Approval to Library Site Plan

March 22, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The vote was unanimous.

Last night at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Addison Township Board of Trustees the Trustees voted unanimously to accept a resolution approving the Site Plan for the new Library.

An initial Site Plan was submitted to the Township Planning Board in May of 2021. A resolution letter approving the Site Plan was adopted at the November 9, 2021 Planning Board Meeting with the recommendation for approval by the Township Trustees.

Between November 9, 2021 and March 21, 2022 the New Building Committee Chair, James Elsarelli worked with all parties to address any final issues with our Plan. After the vote last night, Elsarelli said, “This was a great milestone for the Library and community. I am excited to continue progress on this project and look forward to the next phases.”

Work will begin on the new library as soon as possible.

Visit www.letsbuildalibrary.org to learn more about the project and how you can get involved.

 

Addison Twp. Library Board of Trustees

James Baldiga, President

1400 Rochester Rd.

Leonard, MI 48367

www.letsbuildalibrary.org

jamesbaldiga@gmail.com

Addison Twp. Library

Dennis Hillers, Library Director

1400 Rochester Rd.

Leonard, MI 48367

(248) 628-7180

www.addisontwp.michlibrary.org

dhillers@tln.lib.mi.us

Addison Township Public Library to Receive $500,000 Federal Grant to Build New Library

March 11, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

U.S. Senate Passes Historic FY 2022 Omnibus Spending Bill

Last night the United States Senate voted 68 – 31 to approve the FY 2022 Omnibus Spending Bill. President Biden is expected to sign it into law in the coming days.

Included in that Bill is a request for $500,000.00 to go toward the construction of Addison Township’s first Library building.

It’s been an incredible honor to have had our project chosen for this funding. Not all of the “Community Funded Projects” brought before the Senate received all of the funding which was requested. Ours did. According to Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin — “our project made the final cut based on the strength of our application and the broad support shown by the community.” We expect to receive the funds within 6-months.

Work will begin on the new library as soon as possible.

Visit www.letsbuildalibrary.org to learn more about the project and how you can get involved..

 

Addison Twp. Library Board of Trustees

James Baldiga, President

1400 Rochester Rd.

Leonard, MI 48367

www.letsbuildalibrary.org

jamesbaldiga@gmail.com

Addison Twp. Library

Dennis Hillers, Library Director

1400 Rochester Rd.

Leonard, MI 48367

(248) 628-7180

www.addisontwp.michlibrary.org

dhillers@tln.lib.mi.us

Congressional Funding Update

Contact: James Baldiga
President, Addison Twp. Board of Trustees
Email: jamesbaldiga@gmail.com
Phone: (248) 736-0578

December 17, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

On December 2, 2021 the U.S. House and Senate approved a Continuing Resolution to extend the deadline for ratification of the 2022 Federal Budget.  The President signed it on December 3rd. The 2022 Federal budget includes the Appropriations Bill which the Addison Township Library’s “Community Funded Project” is a part of.  The new deadline to approve the budget is February 18, 2022.

 

Previously, the budget was scheduled to be approved by the end of December 2021. 

 

Here is a link to the complete list of all “Community Funded Projects” in the Bill.

 

https://appropriations.house.gov  

 

It’s an incredible honor to have had our project chosen for this funding. We remain hopeful that our project, along with all of the other Community Funded projects remain in the Appropriations bill. Funding in full or in part helps us reach our goal to build the first community owned library facility in the history of Addison Township, thus powering our potential to improve literacy, education and technology for the whole community.

Visit www./letsbuildalibrary.org/ to learn more about the project and how you can get involved!

 

Addison Twp. Library

Jaema Berman, Library Director

 

Addison Twp. Library Board of Trustees

James Baldiga, President

1400 Rochester Rd.

Leonard, MI 48367

www.letsbuildalibrary.org

jamesbaldiga@gmail.com

Township Library Project Makes it Into House FY2022 Appropriations Bill

July 19, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Township Library Project Makes it Into House FY2022 Appropriations Bill

Township Library officials learned late last week that their “Community Project Funding” request for $500k has made it out of the U. S. House Appropriations Committee and into the House FY2022 Appropriations Bill. The Bill still needs to be ratified by both the House and Senate which is not expected until late this year.

Things could change in the Bill, but it’s important to acknowledge the significance of the Library’s request making it out of Committee and into the Bill.

Here is a link to the complete list of all “Community Funded Projects” in the Bill.

https://appropriations.house.gov   

It must be stated that only ten projects can be selected for consideration and that not all ten will be successfully funded. 

On behalf of Addison Township, we feel honored to be selected for the next stage of consideration. Funding in full or in part helps us reach our goal to build the first community owned library facility in the history of Addison Township, thus powering our potential to exponentially improve literacy, education and technology for the whole community!

For more information and to watch our progress, go to www.letsbuildalibrary.org.

 

Addison Twp. Library

Jaema Berman, Library Director

1400 Rochester Rd.

Leonard, MI 48367

(248) 628-7180

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

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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 and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 5pm in The Library.


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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

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