BANGOR, Maine — As the Bangor Public Library inches closer to the $9 million fundraising goal for the “Yes for the Library Campaign,” the public is invited to an open house and kick-off party at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8.
“We are very excited to be in the design development stage.” says Barbara McDade, Director of the Bangor Public Library. “This open house is an opportunity for the public to meet the architect, ask questions, and weigh in on the redesign project.”
The “Yes for the Library” campaign is a $9-million comprehensive campaign to preserve the Library, a Library which serves as the Area Research and Reference Center (or backup Library) for all of Northeastern Maine, and, for many libraries in the state. Of that $9-million, $6-million will be used to repair the historic copper dome, skylights and roof of the building, and upgrade the interior of the building to provide 21st Century services essential to ensure the future of the institution as an information resource and community center.
This free and open to the public open house will showcase the most updated plans. The Bangor Public Library is excited about the redesigned interior as it will offer a new community living room/café, improved and expanded gallery space, additional meeting space, a redesigned and improved performance space, a new Children’s Department and Business Center. These improvements will enable additional programs for adults and children, and monthly exhibits of art and artifacts, all while fulfilling the mission to “inspire, enlighten and enrich its members by connecting them to books, information and ideas needed for work, recreation, education and inspiration by providing excellent service to its members and community.”
For more information, contact the Library at (207) 947-8336.