April 27, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Addison Township Library Project Selected to be Brought Before Congress
The Addison Twp. Library is thrilled to announce that our Application for the Community Project Funding was selected as one of the 10 projects by U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin. We requested $500,000 to help fund the construction of the new Addison Twp. Library. The project successfully met the following criteria:
- The applicant is a state or local government or a public institution of higher education.
- The project is located in Congressional District MI-08.
- The proposal demonstrates that the Community Project has robust community support.
- The proposal demonstrates that the Community Project will have a significant impact on our community.
- The proposal demonstrates that the Community Project would be a good use of taxpayer dollars.
It must be stated that only ten projects can be selected for consideration and that not all ten will be successfully funded.
In addition to submitting the application, nearly 100 expressions of support were submitted by patrons as well as local supervisors, administrators, lawmakers, and supporters. We sincerely appreciate the collaborative community action that has spurred us on to achieving our goal of building the first taxpayer dedicated library in Addison Twp., Mi.
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
|Addison Twp. Library Board of Trustees
James Baldiga, President
1400 Rochester Rd.
Leonard, MI 48367
Over 90 Letters Submitted!
When we reached out to the community for “Expressions of Support,” we had no idea we’d get this many from such a variety of people. It seems, nearly everyone is happy to help out the Library.
As of this morning, we’ve submitted our application for a $500k grant to fund the construction of the new library. This grant will allow us to begin construction. We will still be required to secure a construction loan, but the amount of the loan will be reduced by the size of this grant.
Accompanying our application were ALL of the letters from ALL of these people. We feel that this will make a big impact in the selection process and thank every one of you from the bottom of our hearts.
Stay tuned to this Website for updates.
Here’s a link to an Oxford Leader article which does a fantastic job of describing where’ we’re at with the new library building project.
We need your help Today!
We have an opportunity to request funding for our new library building through our Congressional Representative Elissa Slotkin. Applications are due April 16, 2021.
One of the factors of consideration is community support for a project. We’d like to solicit your thoughts on the new library and include your submissions with our application for funding.
We feel like we’ve got a great chance for this funding. We’ve got a “shovel-ready” project, with planning nearly complete and zoning / planning approval imminent. Please take a few minutes and send us your thoughts.
Learn more about this funding request at slotkin.house.gov/community-project-funding-info.
Volunteers recently traveled to the Mt. Clemens Library & White Lake Library to pick up a donation of furniture and fixtures for our new building. These items will remain in storage until we’re ready to use them.
The donation included:
4 Computer desks
2 Circulation desks
2 Media Cabinets
These items will be used in our new building and their donation helps us keep costs down.
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.
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.
Please Help Us Reach Our Goal
We'll fill this virtual bookshelf with books as we move towards our fund-raising goal.