BANGOR, Maine — People’s United Bank in Bangor emerges as one of the first banks in the area to support the Library’s $9 million “Yes for the Library” Campaign. The gift of $10,000 comes as a welcomed surprise to library officials and the Campaign Committee, composed of volunteers and Library Board members.
“We appreciate the support of People’s United Bank. They are an important part of the Bangor community,” says Barbara McDade, Library Director, in a press release. “This campaign is a massive undertaking and we will not be able to reach our goal without the generosity of individual gifts and businesses alike. This gift helps us get closer to our $9-million goal.”
The “Yes for the Library” Campaign began with the need to replace the Library’s copper dome and roof. Passed by a bond vote in June, the roof construction is underway and is slated to be complete by late December. Because the City of Bangor is investing in a new roof that will likely last 100-plus years, the Board began work planning on how the interior could be changed to meet the new demands of the public in light of new technology. The interior redesign project is addressing the needs of today’s patrons while making the Library more agile to shift with future generations’ needs. The Library has raised over $8.4-million and has a fundraising deadline of December 31, 2013.
“The Bangor Public Library is an active part of our community,” said Bill Lucy, Division President, People’s United Bank – Northern Maine. “The library not only serves as a place to check out books, but it acts as our community center with meeting spaces and programs for adults and children. We are pleased to be able to get behind the library as they make improvements and modifications on this historic building.”
To make a gift or for more information, contact the Library at (207) 947-8336.