Link to September 28 JSOnline article, "Storybook ending: Butler library is close to its fundraising goal."
By May, the Friends had amassed, through a combination of cash and in-kind donations, $635,000 of the $650,000 needed for the building project and construction began. The group is hoping to raise the remaining cash by having people buy carpeting tiles at $15 a square for the library.
The new facility at 12808 W. Hampton Ave. is expected to open in December.
“It’s been nine years in the making. We were hoping it wouldn’t take that long, but we were absolutely determined that it was going to happen,” Schultz said.
The 6,000-square-foot facility will be four times the size of the existing cramped library housed in a room at Village Hall, 12621 W. Hampton.