SYCAMORE The year of planning and raising funds has paid off for Mohawk Community Library; the 1,661-square-foot program and meeting room finally is complete and in use.
The new room is to be used for library programming, including Family Fun Nights, movie nights, craft nights, book discussions and more.
The library has not seen any work since Edition I was completed in 1998. Edition II's construction began in August. The project is to cost about $330,000, said Joe Weininger, vice president for the library's board of trustees.
Mohawk Community Library welcomed a new program and meeting room.
Funding for the facility was secured from Mohawk Community Library Foundation, Ruthe Earl Bequest, Anderson Charitable Foundation, Tiffin Charitable Foundation, First National Bank of Sycamore and other area businesses and individuals. The library's building and repair fund and fundraising committee also acquired funds for the project, Weininger said. About $80,000 was raised through the fundraising committee, he said.
RCM Architects designed the addition to blend in with the existing facility. Clouse Construction, SA Sauber Electrical Contractors, Clinger Mechanical Inc. and Dundore Plumbing, Heating and Cooling LTD were the local contractors that built the facility, Weininger said.
"May the citizens of this area revel in the beauty and utility of this building," Weininger had said. "This edifice is ours. May we use it with pride. Alice Freeman Palmer wrote, 'Every day, stop before something beautiful long enough to say, "Isn't this beautiful." This facility is beautiful. That says it all."
For more information about the library or scheduled events, visit www.mohawkcl.org or call (419) 927-2407.