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April 1, 2010

Help “grow” the library

RUSHVILLE —

Many folks thoughts turn to planting gardens this time of year and the Rushville Public Library is helping with their seed selection. The most recent fundraiser being used by the library involves selling seeds. “It is the library's way of ‘growing’ our funds to help improve our building,” library director Sue Otte said. The seed display is near the front desk. Each packet sells for $1 or six packets for $6. Seeds in the display include plenty of vegetable and flower varieties such as carrots, lettuce, peas, tomatoes, zucchini, onions, peppers, wildflowers, marigolds, daisies and cosmos. There are also seeds of various herbs such as basil, cilantro, chives, and thyme. “The library has plenty of gardening books so stopping by the library could be a one-stop spring thing! Folks can buy seeds and support the library, and they can check out gardening books to help them plan their planting,” Otte said. Other fundraising items include selling candy bars, children's pencils and erasers. “The library board hopes to use the funds raised by the candy, pencils, and seeds to apply for grants to improve the library facility. There will be other fundraising events over the year, but we hope library supporters will stop in and help us ‘grow’ the library,” the director noted. The library board and staff hope the facility will grow by way of an addition and renovation project for which they are trying to raise funds to match grants. To provide matching funds to get grants to help improve the library building, the board has created a fundraising committee. Tim Yazel and Rob Hadley serve on this committee. Board president Laura Steenstrup and director Sue Otte sit in on meetings. The board is consulting with architect and former Rush Countian John Rigsbee, Wayne Goodman of Historic Landmarks and “anyone who can give us guidance and ideas on finding money and planning the improvement of the building,” Otte said. The first phase of the project is expected to be the removal of the former Carter Lanning paint store and the Library Annex (formerly know as the Shaver Building). “I'd say the bringing down of the Lanning building and the annex is definitely phase one. We want to do this as soon as possible,” the director said. “We think it's the gateway to moving ahead.” The renovation of the current historic building and construction of an addition would be the next phases as funds become available. These would provide much needed space and improve handicap accessibility. Jan Voiles can be contacted at jan.voiles@rushvillerepublican.com or at (765) 932-2222 ext. 107. Add a comment to this story at www.rushvillerepublican.com.

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