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Press Release 11-14-2019 - Schlecht Family Foundation Grant Doubled

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, the Schlecht Family Foundation has offered a second $15,000 grant to keep the momentum going until the December 31, 2019 deadline.

Press Release 10/10/2019 - Library Building Project Moving Forward

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 are setting in motion the final push to raise funds needed to build a library that will serve New Glarus today, and meet the future needs of this community.

Press Release 6/6/2019 - Village Board Designates Library Site

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 after reviewing a space needs analysis from Dimension IV of Madison.

Press Release 10/3/2019 - Schlecht Family Foundation Grant

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 our family foundation to give back to the community of New Glarus, whose many residents have been part of the growth of Duluth Trading Company over the years,” said Steve Schlecht, founder of Duluth Trading Company.