Capital Campaign

The Zelienople Area Public Library is happy to announce that we are seeking to expand the library!  Over the past 100 years, the Library has evolved from a single room operation to what it is today.  With the projected continued growth in population in the southern Butler County region, now is a great time to evolve into our next iteration.   

   

 

Architectural renderings of the new expansion

 

Proposed library expansion from an elevation perspective

   

 

Proposed floor plan and parking lot layouts

   

Why is the library raising these funds?

The funds collected through the capital campaign will be used to build a much needed addition to the library.  This will include a small parking lot and a single-story addition to the south side of the building.  As a part of this plan, the Jennifer Adham Children’s Library moves above ground, a large multipurpose programming room and a small meeting room will be added, an ADA compliant restroom with a changing table for families will be built on the main floor, and many more comfortable reading nooks and quiet work spaces for the community are to be created as well as reopening the loft area of the current building back to public use.

 

What are the benefits of this plan?

With the proposed layout, there comes a large number of benefits for the community.  Some of these benefits include:

  • The Jennifer Adham Children’s Library is relocated to ground level for easy access
  • New accessible accommodations will be made possible by this plan, including restroom facilities 
  • A new large programming room that will allow for a wider variety of programs and events
  • A new enclosed small group meeting space for community members use
  • Additional seating and computer station spaces for community members seeking quiet working spaces
  • The loft of the current building will be reopened to the public as a comfortable seating/reading area
  • Our main floor Circulationdesk will be smaller and more streamlined
  • Our current staff work area at the entrance will be transformed into a comfortable seating and computer stations  
  • Lower level will be new staff offices and 1/2 of space will be transformed into rentable office space (creating a revenue stream for the Library going forward).

The help you give…

The Zelienople Area Public Library gladly appreciates any support you would give us in our pursuits to be an even bigger and better library for the communities we serve.  The total cost of the expansion project is estimated to be $1,200,000.  Fortunately, a Keystone PA grant is expected to cover half of the expenses.   Therefore, the Library is seeking to raise funds for the remaining $600,000.  Many forms of donations and sponsorships are available to help us reach this goal.  We sincerely  thank you for your consideration in advance.

 


 

Donation Options

I. Naming Rights–Plaque mounted with Company or Family Name at specific location below:

  • Wing Name — $100,000
    • Includes sign with name above the entrance to the addition, a sing with name on the inside of the addition, and ongoing use of the name in marketing and promotional materials
  • Multi-purpose Program Room — $50,000
    • Plaque with name installed and ongoing use of the name in promotions
  • Meeting Room —for Community Members– $25,000
    • Plaque with name installed and ongoing use of the name in promotions
  • Loft (in current facility) — $15,000
    • Plaque with name installed and ongoing marketing of the name
  • Reading Nook #1 — $20,000
    • Plaque with name installed and ongoing marketing of the name
  • Outdoor Learning Terrace — $30,000
    • Plaque with name installed and ongoing marketing of the name
  • Used Books Sale Room — $20,000
    • Plaque with name installed and ongoing marketing of the name
  • Children’s Services Office — $20,000
    • Plaque with name installed and ongoing marketing of the name

II. Pledge Amount/Installment Plans (for Naming Rights–3  year plans). 

III. Other Recognition Options

  • Donor Recognition Wall — varying sizes of wall plaques per donation level (family or company name) 
    • $1,000
    • $2,000
    • $2,500
    • $5,000
    • $10,000

IV. Legacy Options

  • Endowment established to support the capital campaign specifically 
  • Bequeathed property or other valuable asset

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