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Macomb Public Library reaches $800K goal for renovation and expansion

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MACOMB, Ill. (WGEM) -

Thanks to a major boost from the community, the Macomb Public Library has reached their goal of raising nearly $800,000 to help pay for some much needed renovations and expansion.

Now that the library has reached their goal, library officials say renovations on the current building off South Johnson street will begin September 1.

Construction on the new addition to the library's north side is slated to start after the first of the year. The project is expected to nearly double the size of the current facility.

"It'll allow us more programming, it'll allow us more space to store books, it will allow us a bigger children's library so that we can bring in more programming, more entertainment," Director Dennis Dankowski said.

WGEM and the Elms were proud to donate to the library's project through the Foundation Project. Tina Cox registered to win a $500 donation to the charity of her choice.

Once work is completed, the new library will also include a new computer room, as well as an updated heating and cooling system.

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