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Coronavirus Crisis Update from the New Glarus Library Board

The New Glarus Library Board understands that right now, nothing feels normal. We want to provide two library updates – services that remain available through the library, and on the capital campaign for a new library.

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New Glarus Library Campaign Receives $50,000 Matching Grant

The capital campaign for the new library in New Glarus received a matching grant for $50,000 titled ‘Love of Community’ from an anonymous donor. Any donations received until that amount is reached will be doubled.

The inspiration for the name of the matching grant, ‘...

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New Glarus Library Campaign Meets Schlecht Family Foundation Challenge Grant

The New Glarus Library Campaign is delighted to announce that it met the $30,000 matching grant from the Schlecht Family Foundation by the December 31, 2019 deadline. The $60,000 raised will go towards the new library to be located on Durst Road on the west...

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Schlecht Family Foundation Library Challenge Grant Doubled

A $15,000 challenge grant to the Capital Campaign for the New Glarus Library is now $30,000 due to the generous support of the Schlecht Family Foundation. The enthusiastic monetary response to the initial grant surpassed the goal quite quickly. As a result,...

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Library Building Project Moving Forward

This summer, the New Glarus Village Board made two key decisions that will allow the library building project to proceed. First, unanimous approval of the west side location, next to the Swiss Center of North America; and second, a commitment to borrow $1 million for the project. These actions...

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New Glarus Village Board Accepts Recommendation of Ad Hoc Facilities Committee

by Drake Daily, Village of New Glarus Administrator

New Glarus, WI – On May 21, 2019 the New Glarus Village Board discussed the recommendation of the Ad Hoc Facilities Committee regarding the Public Library and Village Hall. The recommendation comes...

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New Glarus Library Capital Campaign Receives Challenge Grant

The Schlecht Family Foundation has generously provided a challenge grant to the New Glarus community for the new library in the amount of $15,000. Schlecht Family Foundation will match donations up to that amount received by December 31, 2019.

“It’s meaningful for...

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