Community Came Together for New Library and Community Center
February 28, 2019
The Village of Belleville is going to have a new Library and Community Center next Spring. On Monday, February 18th, the Belleville Village Board approved a $3.3 million contract with National Construction, Inc. of Madison for a 13,805 square foot facility on the corner of East Main and South Park in downtown Belleville. This action is the culmination of over three years of hard work. Early in the project, the Village Board challenged the Belleville community to raise $1 million for the project. And we did it!
First and foremost, the Friends of the Belleville Public Library thank Bronna Lehmann, Director of the Belleville Public Library, who has worked tirelessly to make this a reality for the community of Belleville. We also thank the hundreds of donors who contributed to this goal. The Library reached out and you answered.
Special thanks to the Library’s Capital Campaign Committee, the Schlecht Family Foundation for their generous challenge grant, the Extraordinary Woman campaign, and the trustees of the Village Board and Library Board. Their visionary leadership saw the benefits of a new library to the community as an anchor to Belleville’s downtown and as a center for community involvement and learning for all ages.
Thank you all!
Dawn Hayslett, President
Friends of the Belleville Public Library