Macomb Public Library

Part of a National Project
2:30 pm
Sun October 26, 2014

Free Little Library Open In Macomb

Macomb's Little Free Library is made of recycled materials.
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

The McDonough County YMCA is the site of a new "free little library." The shelves will house mostly children’s book.

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Friends of the Macomb Library
4:52 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Recycling Effort Gets Books Back Into Community

Free Book Rack at Macomb Amtrak Station
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

A free book rack at the Macomb Amtrak station has been providing reading material to travelers for 10 years.

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Several Projects Underway
9:05 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Construction Crews Busy in Downtown Macomb

The Lamoine Hotel
Credit TSPR's Rich Egger

Public and privately financed construction projects will change and improve the look of downtown Macomb.

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12:02 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

McDonough Co. Libraries Secure Money For Improvements

Illinois Representative Norine Hammond, Library Director Dennis Danowski, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, Illinois Senator John Sullivan and Macomb Mayor Mike Inman
Emily Boyer TSPR

The Macomb Public Library and the Colchester District Library are receiving state funds for renovations and expansion.

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Renovation & Expansion
11:08 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Macomb Library Prepping for Improvements

Macomb's Carnegie library
Credit Rich Egger

Now that its fundraising goal has been met, the Macomb Public Library needs to determine the timeline for its renovation and expansion project.

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Time Running Out
12:38 pm
Sun June 16, 2013

Macomb Library Still Short of Goal

Macomb's Carnegie library
Credit Rich Egger

The Macomb Public Library has just two weeks left to finish raising $794,025, which would allow it to secure a state grant worth $2.38 million.

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Fundraising Update
6:36 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Macomb Public Library Goal Within Reach

Macomb's Carnegie Library.
Credit Rich Egger

The Macomb Public Library is inching closer to the local fundraising goal as part of the plan to build an addition to its Carnegie building.

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20 Year Anniversary
6:39 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Macomb Library Group Marks Milestone

Macomb's Carnegie Library, which was built in 1904
Credit Rich Egger

Friends of the Macomb Public Library District will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a dinner followed by a presentation from author John Hallwas.

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Fundraising Continues
6:34 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Matching Challenge for Macomb Library

The Macomb Public Library
Credit Rich Egger

The Macomb Public Library has raised half of the money it needs to qualify for a state grant, and is now being challenged by an anonymous donor to maintain the momentum.

Capital Campaign Co-Chair Judy Kerr said the donor will provide $25,000 if the library can raise the same amount between now and February 1.

“This two week period is a very short time to attempt this but I feel certain that we will reach that goal,” Kerr said.

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Emphasis – December 14
11:00 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Macomb Public Library Fundraising Update

Macomb's Carnegie Library
Credit Rich Egger

This week on Emphasis, Rich Egger’s guests are Macomb Public Library Director Dennis Danowski and Capital Campaign Co-Chairs Melissa Inman and Judy Kerr.

They talk about the campaign to raise $794,025 by June 30, 2013. If that goal is met, the state will provide the library with a $2.38 million grant.

The nearly $3.2 million total will be used to build a two-story addition that will almost double the library’s space.

Kerr said this follows the model established when the community’s Carnegie Library was built in 1904.

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