Donors receive a sneak peak at new library

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Penny Hearn Law shares the progress of McIver's Grant Public Library's Building Campaign with Dyer County Mayor Richard Hill and his wife, Hester Hill. Residents, businesses and organizations who have already donated funds to the campaign were treated to a sneak peak at the new facility at the Library's recent Preview Party.
Kerrie Heckethorn, the newest trustee of McIver's Grant Public Library, speaks with fellow trustees Jerry and Jane Lock and Emily Coleman. A nearly completed fireplace in the background will provide a cozy space to peruse a book and look out over the garden once the new library is finished.
ADA compliance was a challenge in the library's former three-story building. Here, Irene Kiefer is easily able to access the new facility.

Though not yet fully dressed, McIver's Grant Public Library's new building opened its doors to give donors a sneak peak on Thursday, Aug. 30.

Residents, businesses and organizations who have provided approximately $2,250,00 toward the library's capital campaign thus far were invited to attend a Preview Party at the new library building on West Court Street. Popcorn, drinks and tours of the spacious building were provided in celebration of the new library's progress.

A banner adorning the new sheetrock on McIver's Grant Public Library thanks donors for their dedication in providing an ADA-compliant, state-of-the-art library for the Dyer County community.
Library Foundation Project Chair Porter Ryland and Dyer County Commissioner and Budget Committee Chairman Benny Spain pose for a snapshot in front of the library's new art wall.

Work to complete the new structure is ongoing, along with efforts to raise the required capital to repay a construction loan from Rural Development and funds to support the larger facility once it opens.

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