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Addison Township Public Library

Fall 2022 Newsletter



The Addison Township Public Library
2022 Fall Newsletter

We have some exciting news and events happening at our library that we are thrilled to share with you!

In the News

New Library Director


We are happy to welcome Rosie Walker, MLIS, as the new library director at our institution! She is an enthusiastic, creative leader who is ready to help serve the people of Addison Township. She has received her Master's in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University and has her undergraduate in English. Rosie has experience working in both academic and public libraries. She is excited to share her passion for people, books, and more to support our library's growth and outreach. Welcome, Rosie!

New Building Update

Final costs for the new library building were presented on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at the Addison Township Public Library New Building Committee meeting. Bids based on finalized project specifications were submitted by contractors on June 30, 2022. This was compiled by The Alan Group, who are the library’s construction management firm. The established total for site preparation and new building construction is a 25% increase over projections. James Ratliff, construction manager of The Alan Group, attributes the increases to extensive construction market pressure since the conceptual budget in 2019.

The Library Board is working on adapting their strategy because of these recent developments. Fundraising efforts originally generated 86% of the expected funds needed. With the current figures, the library is actually at 70% of their fundraising goal. The difference is expected to be made up through a construction loan. The board is working with the township and local banking groups to receive this loan as soon as possible.

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

Junk in the Trunk
The library has brought back their annual parking lot sale. We are selling parking lot spaces for $20 each or $30 for two. All proceeds go to supporting the library. Purchase a spot and sell your items! Signup at our circulation desk before all the spots are gone! The sale starts at 10AM on Saturday, September 10th.

What's Happening at the Library

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Brick Fundraiser Update
We have raised over $24,000 and have sold 115 inscribed bricks to fund the construction for Addison Township's first library building. Thank you to everyone who has shown such amazing support for our project by purchasing an inscribed brick. Our fabulous first lines bricks have been well received by the community and are still available for purchase. 
Visit the letsbuildalibrary.org website to order your inscribed brick today!
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Holiday Closures
Labor Day: September 3rd and 5th
Thanksgiving: November 24th, 25th, and 26th
Christmas: December 24th and 26th
New Year' Eve: December 31st
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