Building a New Library

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.

Our goal is to break ground in the spring of 2018 and to be in the new facility by June 30, 2019.

TO MAKE A DONATION:

MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO:  

PENINSULA COMMUNITY LIBRARY BUILDING FUND

MAIL TO:

PENINSULA COMMUNITY LIBRARY

2699 ISLAND VIEW ROAD

TRAVERSE CITY, MI 49686

For donations of securities and appreciated stock, please contact the library at 231-223-7700.

PCL is a tax-exempt organization, under IRS rulings.  Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  For donations requiring a 501(c) 3 designation, checks should be made out to the Friends of Peninsula Community Library/Building Fund. 

A Budget for Building:

Cornwell Architects           $104,000
               
Zrimec/Wick Fundraising Consultants       $27,000
               
Gosling Czubak Surveyors/Engineers       $25,040
               
Building includidng porches and carriage house     $1,391,150
               
Interior Design & Furnishings         $250,000
               
Site improvements include parking lot, outdoor lighting,    
 driveways, sidewalks, patio, gas line, septic tank, well, power lines $400,000
               
Technology           $30,000
               
Landscaping           $40,000
               
Marketing includes fundraising materials, events     $10,000
               
Legal fees             $10,000
               
Systems Management (data base, acknowledgements, postage, printing, etc) $5,000
               
Contingency           $207,810
         

 

 

 

Total $2,500,000
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

Our Endorsors: 

Cathy and Perry Adams

Jane Boursaw (Editor of the Old Mission Gazette)

Leith and Gloria                Butler 

Howard and Mary Ellen Byrne   

Tim Carroll         

Mike and Marcie Conlon             

Casey and Dana                Cowell 

Nancy and Bill Davy       

Jerry and Gail Dennis  (Jerry is Acclaimed Outdoor Writer and Best Selling Author)

W. Peter  Doren              

Guido and Rebecca Goldkuhle  

Donna and Lee Hornberger        

Dean and Laura Johnson              

Terilee Johnson and Jack the Dog                           

Al Jordan            

Tom Kachadurian            

Dr. Chuck and Alyson Kass          

Paula Kelley      

Russ and Leslie Knopp (Owners of Comfort Keepers)

Doug and Erin Kosch (Owners of The Boathouse Restaurant)

Christine Kurtz 

Tom and Gladys Maguire

Senator George A.  McManus, Jr.             

Mike and Brenda Meindertsma (Mike is President of Rotary)

Jim and Mary Morgan   

Old Mission Education Foundation                         

Carol and Jack Olson     

Gail Parsons (Director of the Traverse Area District Library)

Bill and Penny Pierce    

Karen L. Puschel and Jack D. Segal

Heatherlyn and Cory Reamer                    

Michael                Richmond

Sharon Scranton              

Vicki and Bob Shurly     

Tim and Shawn Smith   

Nikki and Steve                Sobkowski         

Ron Sondee      

Doug Stanton (New York Times Best Selling Author)

Spencer and Erica Stegenga       

Ann Swaney      

The Traverse Area District Library           

Jordan Valdmanis (Old Mission Landscapes)

Fred and Anne Zwemer

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