Saturday, November 26, 2011
Portage Public Library Moves Forward with Building Expansion Fundraising Campaign
Fundraising plans discussed for library expansion. (Portage Daily Register, 11/15/2011)
Excerpt: With a critical decision by the Common Council still pending, Portage Public Library officials are moving forward with plans for a fundraising campaign to support their proposed $1.5 million library expansion project.
The group hopes to raise at least $800,000 from the public through its campaign, while the city's decision to support the project would accommodate the rest.
Library officials asked the city to pony up $400,000. The Bidwell Foundation would match half of that amount, or $200,000. The foundation also would match another $100,000 raised by the community. Both grants are contingent on the project being under construction by Dec. 31, 2012.
Without the city's involvement, the grant likely would disappear.
Decision delayed on request for library expansion funding. (11/2/2011)
Council member on Portage Public Library expansion project funding: "We may just not want to it". (10/28/2011)
Board president makes pitch to council for library expansion funding. (10/15/2011)
Board to make case for building expansion to council. (10/13/2011)
Library board to make case to council for building expansion. (9/15/2011)
Library moves forward with building expansion. (8/12/2011)
Board approves feasibility study for library expansion. (7/1/2011)
Board reviews estimates for expansion project. (6/22/2011)
Library expansion plans continue to develop. (2/9/2011)
Library expansion to focus on youth services. (10/15/2010)
Putting together the financial pieces for building expansion. (5/12/2010)
Library seeks community input for expansion. (1/13/2010)
Board discussion rental property options. (11/11/2009)