Melissa Inman

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 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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Fundraising for Addition
4:48 pm
Sun October 7, 2012

Big Campaign Push by Macomb Public Library

An artist's drawing of what the Macomb Public Library would look like with the addition
Rich Egger

Money from Andrew Carnegie helped build the Macomb Public Library building more than 100 years ago. Now the library board is asking you for money so the building might last another 100 years.

A fundraising effort called “Campaign for the Future” is being launched to build an addition. An old building was connected to the library years ago to provide more space but Board President George Wanamaker said it is insufficient.

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