Local capital campaign underway for Millinocket library

MILLINOCKET, Maine (WABI) - Building a bridge to the future.

That's the mission behind a major renovation to the library in Millinocket.

Library directors have announced the launching of their local phase of the project's capital campaign.

They're hoping to raise the rest of their one-point-two million dollar goal.

There's about one-hundred thousand dollars left.

The library was established in 1919 and moved to the Maine Avenue building in 1963.

We're told the renovation will incorporate state-of-the-art upgrades like cutting-edge technology and a youth space.
"We know that the library is increasingly important so we want to make sure that we're continuing to invest and keep it up to date so that we can support all of the great things happening here," says Matt DeLaney, library director.
"I have more goosebumps with this campaign than I ever had with anything that I've been associated with in my life. It's just a wonderful, wonderful opportunity for people to engage together and lift up the community," says Albert Fowler, campaign chair.

They expect to start construction in May of next year.

For more information and to donate, go to millinocketmemoriallibrary.org.