Know Your Library:
In May, the New Glarus Village Board challenged the Library Board to satisfy requirements to qualify for funding for a new library building. There was a lot of work to be done, and a deadline was set for January 2016. We are pleased to report that the Library Board is on schedule to meet this important deadine.
Some of the items the Village Board wanted to see are site and building plans, a detailed project and operating budget, and perhaps the largest challenge was a plan to operate the new library without an increase in of funds from the village right away.
Architects have finished their work on the Glarner Park site and delivered plans. The library has made choices that will limit costs and provide the facility and visitor experience our community deserves. Information is being gathered to provide the most accurate operational budget estimate possible. Adjustments have been made to the fundraising goals to minimize the need for new operational funds.
The most exciting part is that the library will present details on all of this, and more, during the January 5, 2016 Village Board meeting. Everyone is very eager to share and receive public comment. We ask for a little more patience.
Feel free to attend the January 5, 2016 Village Board meeting, which will be held at Village Hall at 7:00 PM, for the revealing of our progress. Additional opportunities to see our progress and plans will be announced.
--Submitted by the New Glarus Library Board of Trustees
Our vision for the new library building
On May 5, 2015 the New Glarus Village Board unanimously passed a resolution that reflects the results of the 2014 referendum on the library building project. Specifically, the New Glarus Village Board has endorsed Glarner Park as the new downtown home of the library, and has agreed to reserve $1,000,000 in borrowing capacity for the library project.
The library building committee is currently working with architects to draw up a building plan for the new library. We will be posting pictures as they become available. Stay tuned for more information coming January 2016!