The Ballston Spa Public Library and the Friends of the Library (FOL) partners are launching a capital campaign called Funding Our Future – Brick by Brick and Book by Book.
The money raised through the campaign will be used to renovate, redesign and increase the library’s role in the community.
The total cost of the proposed project is approximately $3 million, a sum that includes built-in inflation costs. The capital campaign aims to raise approximately $750,000 of the total costs. The campaign has already applied for more than $450,000 dollars in grant awards.
The project includes the addition of a reading room and local history room, an enhanced children’s area, teen space and a renovated community meeting space. Funds will also be used to improve accessibility, use of technology and energy sustainability.
The completion of the project is expected to result in an increase in the number of public programs offered as well as the number of programs hosted at the library by partner groups.
Additional information about the campaign will be shared on the Friends of the Ballston Spa Public Library Facebook page, and the Ballston Spa Public Library website as the weeks progress.
To donate community members can either send a check made out to Friends of the Ballston Spa Public Library at 21 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa, NY 12020, Attn: Friends of the Ballston Spa Public Library, or visit the website bspl.sals.edu.