December 11, 2017
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Bangor Public Library Roof Project Nears Completion, Appreciation Event Planned

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As the Bangor Public Library’s copper dome and roof near completion, the Friends of the Library invites the public to an appreciation event on Saturday, May 17th at 10 a.m. at the Library. The replacement and repair of the historic roof was possible by a bond that was passed in June 2013. Members of City Council, the Library Board, the Friends of the Library and appreciative staff will be on hand to celebrate the sparkling dome and an interior without leaks.

“We are all overwhelmed by the craftsmanship of Roof Systems of Maine,” says Barbara McDade, Library Director. “We couldn’t be happier with the project and are appreciative to Bangor, both our Councilors and our neighbors, for helping us get a roof we hope will last for another 100 years.”

The community is invited to join the Friends and the Library in this roof celebration. Remarks will be made by Council Chair Ben Sprague, Bangor Mechanic Association President, Franklin Bragg, II, Library Director Barbara McDade and Friends President Kurt Keef.

Library lovers of all ages are invited to celebrate the new “hat” on the Library with a contest! The most creative hat worn to the appreciation event will win a $10 gift certificate to Gifford’s Ice Cream. There are three divisions – youngster (infant to 12), teen (13 – 19), and adult (20+).

Thank you Bangor for making this project possible! The next phase of the renovation is earmarked to begin this summer. The $9,000,000 “Yes for the Library” campaign included the historic copper dome and roof, and an upgrade to the interior and a new front porch.

For more information, please contact the Library at (207) 947-8336.