Building a New Library

NOTE - THIS PAGE IS STILL IN DEVELOPMENT!

WE ARE BUILDING THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY!

 

In 1990 the library board had the foresight to purchase 5.25 acres at the corner of Center Road and Island View Drive with the goal of constructing a separate library building. In 2016 the board examined the many issues facing the library and began discussions about how to meet the challenges of the rapidly changing needs of the community.  A decision was reached in September 2016 to conduct a capital campaign to transform itself into a new 21st Century library, meeting the needs of all members of the community in a new and dynamic way while continuing its mission to serve the educational, informational and recreational needs of individuals and the community.

 The reason people use libraries and the way they use them is changing. The goal of the campaign is to raise $2 million to ensure the new facility can keep up the changing information technology needs, Internet, and Wi-Fi, as well as more room to accommodate the growth of book, DVD, and CD collections. More programs and resources aimed at adults, teens, young children, midlife job-seekers and retired senior citizens could be provided.

 The interior would provide expanded area for a local history room, a public computer area, exhibits, music programs,  interior enhancements, technology to support library programs as well as available to other organizations, i.e. Old Mission Historical Society, Mission Point Lighthouse, Dougherty House for programs and events. A fireplace and a veranda for our residents who have longed for them can become a reality. And in a township with few public meeting spaces, the library will create a memorable meeting space with the latest technology for the rapidly increasing need for available indoor public spaces.

 The location and size of our property will provide better access and more parking for both handicapped and non-handicapped patrons.  It would permit a large outdoor area for gardens themed to reflect the local agricultural heritage, a children’s garden, play area, and a patio.

The construction of the library will be 100% financed by private individual and corporate contributions and foundation grants.

 

BUDGETING FOR A BUILDING
Expense:
Cornwell Architects $104,000.00
Zrimec/Wick Fundraising Consultants $27,000.00
Gosling Czubak Surveyors/Engineers $6000.00
Estimated cost to build $1,691,168.000
Interior Design/furnishings $100,000.00
Additional Landscaping $20,000.00
Marketing $10,000.00
Misc. costs $10,000.00
Legal fees $10,000.00
Total Expense $1,978,168.00
Funding Campaign:
Major Gifts $1,400,000.00
Fund Balance Transfer (Rainy Day Fund) $100,000.00
Business Giving $100,000.00
Grants/ Foundations $240,000.00
Community Giving $160,000.00
Total funds to raise: $2,000,000.00

BUDGETING FOR A BUILDING

Expense:

Cornwell Architects $104,000.00

Zrimec/Wick Fundraising Consultants $27,000.00

Gosling Czubak Surveyors/Engineers $6000.00

Estimated cost to build $1,691,168.000

Interior Design/furnishings $100,000.00

Additional Landscaping $20,000.00

Marketing $10,000.00

Misc. costs $10,000.00

Legal fees $10,000.00

Total Expense $1,978,168.00

Funding Campaign:

Major Gifts $1,400,000.00

Fund Balance Transfer (Rainy Day Fund) $100,000.00

Business Giving $100,000.00

Grants/ Foundations $240,000.00

Community Giving $160,000.00

Total funds to raise: $2,000,000.00

DESIGNING A FUTURE

Cornwell Architects—Preliminary Plans and Cost Estimate

Main stacks/Coffee Area/Kids 60’x60’ - 2400 sf   

Local History Room 10’x15’ - 180 sf

Community Room/Kitchenette 30’x40’ - 1200 sf

Small Group Room/Teens 10’x10’ - 100 sf

Small Group Room 14’x20’ - 280 sf

Restrooms, Men’s/Women’s 20’16” - 320 sf

Front Desk/Reception 8’x12’ - 96 sf

Friends’ Room 8’x12’ - 96 sf

Director’s Office 10’x10’ - 100 sf

Staff Workroom/Breakroom 12’x16’ - 192 sf

Mechanical 10’x12’ - 120 sf

Entrance/Lobby 12’x16” - 192 sf

Subtotal - 5084 sf

Circulation (12%) 610 sf

TOTAL AREA  5694 sf

Preliminary Cost Estimate Sub-Total—$/sf $225 - $1,281,168

Site Improvements

Front Porch $25,000

Back Screen Porch $35,000

Carriage House $50,000

Parking Lot/ Landscaping $300,000

PRELIMINARY COST ESTIMATE $1,691,168

SUPPORTING A LIBRARY FOR THE FUTURE

Contributions to our Building Fund may be made payable to

Peninsula Community Library/Building Fund.

Donations may be made by mail, in person or online at:

XXXXXX.org

For direct transfer of funds and gifts of stock or securities, contact the library. PCL is tax exempt under the Internal Revenue Code as a mu-nicipal entity. Donations requiring a 501(c)3 designation, may be made to The Friends of Peninsula Community Library/PCL Building Fund at the same address. The Friends are a charitable supporting entity of PCL.

Donor Giving Levels

Champion: $100,000+

Sponsor: $50,000 - $99,999

Contributor: $25,000 - $49,999

Supporter: $10,000 - $24,999

Patron: $5,000 - $9,999

Benefactor: $1,000 - $4,999

Friends : Up to $999

Naming Opportunities

For those who might be interested in funding a specific room or area

of the library, naming opportunities are available:

The Imagination Station

The Local History Room

The Community Room

Public Computing

Fireplace

Carriage House

Gardens

Conference Room

Teen Room