Renovation Project

WPL Reno

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Sept. 9, 2014

Community National Bank staff are excited to help Winfield Public Library raise funds for the improvements in the community meeting room.  “By using this grant to encourage donors to give generously, we are providing the resources and opportunities for lifelong learning.  We are excited about having a well-equipped, comfortable learning space for our citizens,“ said Mike Mildfelt, President of Community National Bank and Trust, Winfield.

Checks to aid the Library Renovation should be written payable to Legacy Foundation with WPL Renovation in the memo line.  Mail to Legacy Foundation at PO Box 713, Winfield, or deliver to Legacy at 1216 Main. Online donations can be made at Legacy Regional Community Foundation. The Library has raised over $200,000 of the $300,000 needed for the project.

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Sept. 1, 2014

Fundraising by the Winfield Public Library has been underway to raise the $300,000 needed for the $1.5 million renovation project slated to get underway in March of next year. To date, over $200,000 has been raised through a $100,000 gift from Winfield Economic Development and $102,625 in private donations and pledges. Naming opportunities starting at $10,000 are available, with an option of a 3-year pledge.  All donors who make a gift of more than $1,000 will be recognized on a Donor Honor Board in the renovated library.

Friends of the Library are planning two giving opportunities this fall. In September, the Library Board, in partnership with Community National Bank, will announce a $25,000 challenge match opportunity. The first $25,000 in gifts will be matched by a $25,000 grant sponsored by Community National Bank. More on this opportunity will be coming soon.

In October, donors and school fans alike will get a chance to make their school the winner in the Name the Loo! Friends of the Library Super Fans Challenge. Super Fans can donate to the Library Renovation Project in the name of your favorite school. The school fan group that raises the most money wins naming rights for the new family bathroom!  Watch for more information.

Please make your donation payable to Legacy Regional Community Foundation.  Note ‘Library Renovation Project’ in the memo line.   Mail to PO Box 713 or deliver to 1216 Main in Winfield.  All gifts to this project are tax deductible.

Voters last winter passed a .4 percent sales tax increase to help fund street and library improvements, providing $900,000 for the project. The Library Board has committed $300,000 to the project from the Library reserves.

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The renovation project positions the Winfield Public Library as the information and community hub in the Winfield area; connecting people, resources, innovation, technology, businesses, ideas, schools and organizations to foster growth, wisdom and collaboration within the community and among its residents.

The upcoming renovations rethink the existing space to function better for the benefit of all patrons. One of the most visible differences will be in the children’s area with a new Discovery and Early Learning Center with more family-friendly learning spaces, and an area specific and dedicated for teenage patrons. There will be quiet spaces for test taking, “Skype” conferencing and small group meetings, and upgrades to the electrical/mechanical systems to support 21st Century technological needs. A warming kitchen will be added to the large meeting room to improve its functionality for the community, and space overall will be modernized, efficient and user-friendly for all-aged patrons of today and tomorrow.

Project Snapshot

  •  The 21st Century Library Renovation Project updates electrical distribution equipment, adding new receptacles and circuits throughout the building to accommodate growing use of new technologies.
  • A small conference room will be added for test-taking, conferencing & small group meetings.
  • Young adults will have their own space with the technology & resources they need for study and skill development.
  • A Discovery Center for children with a space for hands-on activities for learning & exploring.
  • Outdated and insufficient lighting is replaced with newer, more efficient lighting. The addition of  windows on the north and south adds natural light.
  • The addition of an exit from the meeting room meets code requirements. A separate HVAC unit provides greater comfort & efficiency.
  •  A new family bathroom  and the remodel of the staff restroom will meet facility and ADA requirements.
  •  Expansion of front entry with north & south doors prevents children from running into the drive.
  •  Alignment of a new corridor improves visibility from front desk for added oversight  and safety.
  • New carpet, ceiling tiles and other changes improve  acoustics throughout.

How will this project be funded?  

The total cost of the renovation project is $1.5 million dollars. It will be funded through the revenue from a city sales tax, library reserves, and a capital campaign.

How can I make a donation to the project?

Contributions can be made through Legacy Regional Community Foundation.