Wauseon Public Library to get grant for upgrades

The Wauseon Public Library has been approved to receive a $200,000 grant to pay for renovations. The grant will pay for a portion of $1 million of planned upgrades and improvements at the library on E. Elm St. The library was built in 1905, with $8,000 donated by Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Director of the Library Amy Murphy said, “When (the library) was built, no one expected it would last 100 years.”
The remainder of funding for the project will come from the library’s own building fund, Murphy said, as the library board has anticipated needing to work on the facility for many years now.
The money will help pay to repair the foundation, tuck point outside brick work, install a new elevator, replace the roof, achieve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), add new windows and more.

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